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Urgent Question on treating acute Hep C

Urgent Question: I may be in the acute phase of Hepatitis C, having possibly contracted it on Nov 8, 2004 (10 weeks ago). I am waiting on blood test results (PCR RNA, ALT/AST, Hep C AB). I understand that the cure rate is nearly 100% if I start...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...You are correct in saying that if you treat hepatitis C in the "acute stage" the chance of cure is much higher than when you have chronic infection. Not all people need treatment for Read more »

acute HIV/HepC co-infection dynamics

Dear Doctor McGovern:Thanks to both you and Dr. Dieterich for finding time to help us. I hope you... Read more »

Acute Hepatitis C and HIV

Hi Dr. McGovern I know you said that if a person has Acute Hepatatis C ..then and only then will... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

FAQs for the Public: Hepatitis C

...C? What is hepatitis C? Statistics How common is acute hepatitis C in the United States? How common is chronic hepatitis C in the United States? How likely is it that acute hepatitis C will become chronic? Transmission /... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Hepatitis: Overview

...hepatitis A, B, C, D, E and G viruses, or HAV, HBV, and so on. Over 90% of cases of hepatitis are caused by hepatitis A, B, or C. Viral hepatitis can be acute or chronic. Acute means the first few weeks to months after you get hepatitis. You may... Read more »
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Rapid Liver Fibrosis Occurring More Frequently Among HIV-Infected Men Newly Coinfected With Hepatitis C

...things out. Daniel Fierer: Right. And we plan to do that. But unfortunately, from fairly large experience of people with chronic hepatitis C, we don't expect to have useful results from that. Because at least in people with chronic hepatitis... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Hepatitis C and HIV

... What Is Hepatitis C? How Is It Diagnosed? How Is Hep C Treated? Can Hep C Be Prevented? Hep C and HIV Together The Bottom Line Read more »
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DELAYED SEROCONVERSION

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...JOHN HOPKINS SITE SAID THAT CHRONIC HEP C CAN CAUSE DELAYED SEROCONVERSION SO IF THAT PERSON HAS BOTH BECAUSE OF HIV HE WOULD BE MORE LIKELY TO GIVE YOU HEP C SO IF YOUR Read more »

Haircut risk?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...recently. The barber nicked me when shaving my neck with the straight razor. I hardly felt it. What is the risk for aids or hepatitis c? I am freaking out here and worried sick. I haven't had any acute symptoms. Thanks. Read more »

Hep c delays seroconversion

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...I just found info that Hep c will delay seroconversion for Hiv test John Hopkis web site says that Hiv test will show positive 10-14 days after infection Read more »

Confused

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...vaccinated right away. DTD Here is that post I was wanting you to see. Did you use protection? I REALLY would not worry about hep C, it is extremely hard to catch. If you shared a needle with her sure, be worried. I have a boyfriend that... Read more »