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Facts About HCV

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Had blood work done HCV QuantaSure OPlus 377,800 HCV log10 5.577 HCV Ab W/Rflx to RIBA >11.0. How advances is my HEP C at this point? I am 36 and considering Interferon....
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
These tests only tell you that you are chronically infected with HCV. They do not tell you how advanced the infection is. You should discuss these results with a liver specialist.... Read more »

THE FACTS

I HAVE BEEN DIAGNOSED WITH HEP C AND MY LIVER ENZYMES ARE REALLY HIGH. I HAD A LIVER ULTRASOUND... Read more »
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AIDS Community Research Initiative of America

HIV and Hepatitis C: Learn the Facts, Take Action

It has been five years since ACRIA last took an in-depth look at the hepatitis C virus (HCV). But it remains a serious and, unfortunately, very common comorbidity of HIV. HIV both increases the likelihood of contracting HCV and complicates its... Read more »
Treatment Action Group

Victrelis (Boceprevir) Fact Sheet

What Is Victrelis? Victrelis is a hepatitis C virus (HCV)-fighting protease inhibitor that works for people with genotype 1. Victrelis blocks an important step in the hepatitis C virus life cycle. The HCV protease enzyme works like a pair of... Read more »
Treatment Action Group

Incivek (Telaprevir) Fact Sheet

What Is Incivek? Incivek is a hepatitis C virus (HCV)-fighting protease inhibitor that works for people with genotype 1. Incivek blocks an important step in the hepatitis C virus life cycle. The HCV protease enzyme works like a pair of scissors; it... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Hepatitis C Fact Sheet

Signs & Symptoms 80% of persons have no signs or symptoms. jaundice fatigue dark urine abdominal pain loss of appetite nausea   Cause Hepatitis C virus (HCV) Long-Term Effects Chronic infection:... Read more »
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Friends of the HIV and HCV Communities

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Friends of the HIV and HCV Communities:

In preface I want you to understand how fortunate I feel to live
in the United States under the care of excellent physicians and
with access to the medications I need. I have spent many hours
wondering and... Read more »

I'm trying not to scare anyone, but facts are fact

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
In fact I'm not trying to scare anyone, and I don't want to make a kid's game out of the Bulletin Board. I'm just trying to make everyone realize that 99,9% of people doesn't cover all individuals, when talking about tests... I'm sure that 999 of... Read more »

ITS A FACT

Posted by Anonymous
Its a fact some of positive people lie about their status before sex. If you are going to have sex BE SAFE! dont believe people if they tell you they are negative, they may not be. ALWAYS PRACTICE SAFE SEX!!!!! I hope we learned something here.

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HIV FROM CONDOMS AFER FACT?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
What are the chances of catching hiv when:
You have sex with a male with the condom on, after he cums he pulls the condom off and you play around for around 10 minutes he puts his penis in you for a couple of seconds (about 2 inches)? Read more »