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No longer have HepC!

Posted by heatherblue, 2 Replies
I went to my doctor today. My numbers are all amazing. CD4=701, viral load undetectable. And he says that I no longer have HepC. I have never heard of this. I am pleased, don't get me wrong. It's just kinda crazy. I was always told that it... Read more »

lymph nodes

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Have lymph nodes in my jaw and the pain is shooting to my ear and then my head. Afraid to take anything exposed to hiv
and hep c blood. Went ID doctor he said hepc can delay hiv
3 months. I am going to buy home acsess test today.
What scares me the... Read more »

12 months negative but deadly symptoms

Posted by naveea, 3 Replies
Hi Guys & Gals

Please bear with me as it is a long post

1st Exposure -with CSW in March -May 2009(4 encounters with the same CSW),it was protected vaginal and unprotected oral in UK.I had bad sore throat after a week after my 1st encounter.went... Read more »

Professional in NY feeling alone

Posted by Phoenix1012, 22 Replies
Hi everyone,
I tested positive in January of this year. Since then, I have been carrying around the shame of having caught this. You see, I am in the mental health profession and we have to receive mandatory training every two years on HIV/AIDS.... Read more »

New to the bulletin boards? Introduce yourself!

Posted by TheBody, 135 Replies
Welcome to The Body's "Living With HIV" forum. You'll find many supportive and knowledgeable individuals who can relate to what you're going through. Take a moment to say hi and, if you want, tell us a little bit about yourself! Read more »
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Freaked out that I am HIV+ & HepC+

Quick rundown:27yr old male/uncircumcised/frequent marijuana userHad GI problems (runny, pale colored stools) in april 2011 after unprotected sex in early January with a girl I met online. Stupid of me I know, tests were ran including an colonoscopy...
Erik Glenn, M.A.

Response from Erik Glenn, M.A.

Chicago Black Gay Mens Caucus
Thanks for your questions,It sounds like your paranoia over getting HIV is really haunting you. This out of control anxiety sounds like the reason you're having trouble believing your HIV tests (which kept telling you that you were... Read more »

Milk Thistle Reprise and a Shocker

I have an identical twin (male) we're hemophilliacs and got HIV through blood products when we were boys at the same time. Both got advanced AIDS, then HAART saved us, we also have the same genotype of HepC (2b) I always took milkthistle, my...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for your post.I'm happy to hear that you're doing well; sad to hear about the loss of your brother.Before concluding that milk thistle was the agent responsible for your liver health, remember that it's not a good... Read more »

negative blood work HCV

can you have a negative blood test for hep-c in 1992 but in 1998 been told I have hep-c and with no treatment Iam in 5th stage of ciroses now does it not take years to get to this stage I do not drink. thank you...
Lynn E. Taylor, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Lynn E. Taylor, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Brown University
The progression of hepatitis C disease is variable. In many people the infection causes damage very slowly over many years. In some people living with HIV infection, for example, hepatitis C can progress more rapidly. Thus I suggest a test for HIV... Read more »

Hepatitis C

Six years ago I tested positive for HIV and Hepatitis C. My viral load is undetectable and my cd4 is 564. I have never been ill nor have I had any complication due to the meds. However, I was told that the Hep.C is at a code (F2)and the viral load...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
I am a bit confused because you say that you have F2 disease which is usually a diagnosis made after a biopsy...and yet you say that you have been advised to have a biopsy....Perhaps your diagnosis of F2 (moderate fibrosis) was made after a... Read more »