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Hep C And Methadone Complications

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drinking alcohol with hepc

My sister just lost her husband. She has Hep C and is drinking everyday. I almost think she has a death wish. How long will she last if she keeps that behavior up....
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
This is difficult to say, but you should try to get her into care/detox as soon as possible. Not just for the sake of her liver, but for other potential complications as well.... Read more »

hep-c

i was diagnosed with cirrosis, 412 & 200 liver levels, biopsy +, can i be treated?... Read more »

Hep-C non-responder options

Hi, do you think interferon mono or combo (w/Ribavirin)maintenance is a viable option for genotype... Read more »
Articles
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

À la Carte -- 10. Hepatitis C Co-Infection

Many people living with HIV are also living with hepatitis C, a virus that attacks and damages the liver. In people who are co-infected, the liver inflammation and damage may progress faster than in people who have hepatitis C alone; and sometimes... Read more »
Treatment Action Group

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 »
HIV i-Base

Personal Accounts

Add your story Personal stories in this guide Contributors People with direct experience of HIV and hepatitis coinfection, have written much of this guide. Their storie are included here, and cover dealing with a second diagnosis,... Read more »
ACRIA and GMHC

My Fight for a Hepatitis C Cure

Lynda Dee I thought I had dodged a bullet. I had stopped using heroin intravenously in the early '70s and tested HIV negative. My husband wasn't so lucky -- he died of complications from AIDS in 1987, two years after our son died from SIDS. I... Read more »
Connect With Others

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 »

How do you tell someone your HIV+?

Posted by magis333, 3 Replies
I recently started going out with someone and we got along really well. I haven't been able to tell them that I'm positive. I don't know how to tell someone I feel so ashamed that I am, that I'm less than human because of it. I feel as though the... Read more »

My story

Posted by Anonymous, 11 Replies
My life, like many of yours, is fairly complicated. My husband was diagnosed as positive back when our daughter was just under a year old. It was a "rule out" sort of thing when he got sick and landed in the hospital. I was then diagnosed, and... Read more »