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Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

You Can Have a Healthy Pregnancy if You Are HIV Positive

...tetanus-diphtheria, hepatitis A, hepatitis B and flu vaccines. However, you should avoid live virus vaccines such as those for measles, mumps and rubella, varicella zoster (chicken pox) and yellow fever. For women who have hepatitis C virus (HCV) alone, there is a small chance of passing on HCV to the baby. Having both HIV and hepatitis C can increase the risk of vertical transmission of HCV. There is no known treatment to prevent vertical...
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PCR-NON DETECTABLE HCV

Dear Doctor,A year ago I was diagnosed with HCV(load 16545 IU/ml)After 1 month of peginterferon 2a and rivabirin the results of the PCR test showed <615 IU/ml.After 6 months of peginterferon 2a and rivabirin, the results of the PCR test showed <615...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
...Thank you for your post.Your tests mean that HCV was not detected in your blood. The 615 IU was the limit of detection, implying that it's conceivable (though would be pretty Read more »

PCR HCV negative?

Dear Dr. Mark,I have one short question. Are patients who had Hepatitis C with PCR HCV RNK negative (after treatment) infectious?Kind regards, Alexander
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
...Not clear. Being "PCR negative" means there is no detectable HCV in the blood serum. We know that HCV can exist in blood mononuclear cells, liver and in other organs. Most HCV docs speak of Read more »

HCV treatment terminology

A friend of mine is approaching the end of his treatment protocol here in Spain. His c.v. has been indetectable since week 4, and the doctor has said that he 'esta negativizando'. What could this mean? What criteria do you use to predict whether...
Michael Fried, M.D.

Response from Michael Fried, M.D.

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
...perform a sensitive PCR test for HCV RNA at the end of treatment and then 6 months AFTER stopping therapy. Most people who relapse after treatment do so within the first 3 months after stopping therapy. If the post-treatment HCV RNA is negative,... Read more »

HCV Treatment options ALT normal

I have recently been diagnosed with active HepC after donating blood. My present HCV RNA, PCR (copies/ml is 1,020,000 and my HCV RNA, PCR (IU/ml is 379,000. My alt is 29. My GI doctor says that since he will not treat me because people with normal...
Michael Fried, M.D.

Response from Michael Fried, M.D.

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Normal ALT does not guarantee the absence of active liver disease. I usually biopsy my patients with normal ALT which often helps guide how aggressive one should be with treatment. Recent data suggests that normal ALT patients respond as well to... Read more »
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International Association of Physicians in AIDS Care

Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) and HIV Coinfection

...oral presentations featured at the 12th World AIDS Conference directly or indirectly addressed the burgeoning epidemic of HIV/HCV coinfection. Following are a few findings of particular interest: Risk Factors and Transmission HCV approaches... Read more »
Brown Medical School

HCV in Corrections: Frontline or Backwater?

...Nationally, hepatitis C virus (HCV) outstrips HIV by about 10 to 1 in sheer numbers of inmates infected. Even so, controversy and confusion surround the management Read more »
Treatment Action Group

The Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) Treatment Pipeline

...and HIV/HCV Prevalence Almost 129 million people -- an estimated 2% of the world's population -- have been infected with the hepatitis C virus (HCV) (Global Burden of Hepatitis C Working Group 2004; United States Census Bureau 2005).... Read more »
Treatment Action Group

A Critical Review of the Research and Treatment of Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) and Hepatitis & HIV Coinfection

...Credits and Acknowledgements Dedication Foreword Introduction Epidemiology, Modes of Transmission, & Risk Factors for Hepatitis C Virus Infection Pathogenesis, Viral Dynamics, & Immunologic Response of Hepatitis C Virus Natural... Read more »
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NAT testing

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...the virus in donated Blood. How effective is it? I have had numberous negitive Elisa test from home Access over the past six months( with no risky exposures in many many months) If I go and donate blood will my results be clean? Given my past... Read more »

Can PCR Amplify Antibodies?

Posted by ethan_hines, 1 Reply
...Can PCR be used to amplify HIV Antibodies. I ask this question because I know that during the "window" period (0~6months) a person tests negative for HIV antibodys since there may be antibodies but not in significant quantity to dectect.EH Read more »

elisa vs. pcr

Posted by Anonymous
...excerpt from "Updated U.S. Public Health Service Guidelines for the Management of Occupational Exposures to HBV, HCV, and HIV and Recommendations for Postexposure Prophylaxis" remember that the recomendation to test up to 6 months is referring Read more »

Infectious or Intoxication Diseases?

Posted by Anonymous
...so-called test explosions. Today molecular biology is capable of detecting the smallest quantities of DNA or RNA with the PCR (Polymerase Chain Reaction) and able to produce antibodies against it. The connection between what has been isolated in... Read more »