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is chronic hep.c considered a disability?

i have surfed the net to find the answer to this question, everything i have found nearly suggests that maybe it might be but not really, i'm stumped! james...
Alvan Fisher, M.D.

Response from Alvan Fisher, M.D.

Brown University School of Medicine
It is a disability only if it causes a person to be disabled! Namely are they unable to work? due to the illness. Certainly most of the time HepC is asymptomatic so would not cause disability. But if and when it advances to significant liver... Read more »

is hep.c considered disability such as aids?

it seems that most of what i read puts hep.c in the same category as aids except in the disability... Read more »

hepc/hiv

hello i am a 27 year old male who is hiv positive and am positive for hep c and also am getting... Read more »
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This Month in HIV: Update on Hepatitis C/HIV Coinfection

Welcome to This Month in HIV. I'm Terri Wilder . This month's topic is HIV and hepatitis C coinfection. Up to one third of people with HIV are estimated to also have hepatitis C, and living with both viruses is no picnic. The good news is that,... Read more »
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Guide to Hepatitis C for People Living With HIV

What Happens to People Who Have Hepatitis C The Natural History of HCV Although hepatitis C also affects other parts of the body, your liver is the organ most affected. Your liver is an essential organ with hundreds of functions. On a daily... Read more »
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I have a co-infection;HIV, and HEP-C.

Posted by stevepalma, 1 Reply
I found out that i had this co-infection(hiv,hep-c) in 2002.My doctor says that it is very hard to treat,however with sticking to my meds;this includes hiv meds, and interferon,i now have the hep-c under control after 30 weeks of a 48 week... Read more »

Trying to deal with being + I also have Hepc

Posted by rackme, 7 Replies
I was just told Im hiv+ and Im also hepc. so I don't know when Im not feeling good which is causing the problems been getting vertigo the last couple of days. I see my shrink next week. I guess Im looking for ansures. Thanks any onfo I can get would... Read more »

Does anyone know

Posted by franfrog, 4 Replies
When I came out of the hospital from my PCP and diagnosis of AIDS, I had applied for Social Security disability. I was pretty sure I would not get it but was hoping even for the medicaid part of it. While I was on vacation I received a letter from... Read more »

Anyone out there coinfected w/ HIV/HCV?

Posted by AMERIBOI2003, 3 Replies
New to this site and I would like to talk to anyone who may be coinfected w/ HIV/HCV. Anyone who has gone through treatment for HCV. Can answers some questions that I have to help me weigh all of my considerations for treatment. Read more »