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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 »

HIV and HEP-C co-infection

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
i know this might sound like a stupid question but is it possible to pick up both HIV and HEP-C from one unprotected, penis/vaginal sexual encounter ? and if so, can this cause problems with an HIV test at 3 months ? co-infection ?
thanks
regards
peter 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 »

MY FRIEND

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
How long can you live if you are coinfected with hiv, hepc, tb ? Read more »

conversion

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I just had my 24 week hiv test and was neg.Still having many symptoms,I was reading that co-infection with hepc c could delay antibodies,i know hepc is hard to transmit sexually but can happen.If this did occur would this delay both virus's and if... Read more »
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infection with hiv and hepC

Dear Miss McGovern,In case a female sexpartner has both HIV and HepC, how big is the chance she will transmit both? I've read that HIV positive people transmit HepC easier. Is this correct?Thank you....
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
There is a little bit of data that patients with HIV/HCV infection may have an increased chance of transmitting HCV than patients with HCV alone. This may be related to increased levels of HCV in genital fluids or in blood. Condoms would be the best... Read more »

Hep-C infecting New Liver

Dear Sirs, question/statement, please any info would not hurt. I have been transplanted Dec 06, 2006. two months ago livers enzymes,functions Alt/AST, 395/465. all are on the rise again, trans jugular biopsy shows, liver infected and FK still hi...
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 sure what your question is. HCV can certainly infect a transplanted liver. Your elevated liver enzymes may be due to that, to rejection, or to your transplant drug levels being too high. It sounds like your doctors are adjusting your transplant... Read more »

Is hepC now considered an opportunistic infection in those with HIV?

Hi Dr., I just came across this on the web and wondered if it's true (considered an o.i.) and what do you think of calling it one? "Many HIV positive patients have 'stable' HIV disease due to the widespread use of HAART (highly...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
Yes, it is true that we included hep C in the guidelines for treatment and prevention, but technically speaking, the definition of AIDS is set by the CDC and hep C is not included. That may be because the classic definition of an OI is an infection... Read more »

HIV wiith HepC infection

I have undetectable viral load with CD4 100 and my doctor suggested i get evaluated to start Hep C treatment. Heard the treatment is harsh and wondering if i need to postpone the treatment until i get my cd4 count higher? ...
Lynn E. Taylor, M.D., F.A.C.P.

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

Brown University
This is an important question. First, it is wonderful that your HIV viral load is undetectable. This can help slow hepatitis C disease progression. I recommend getting evaluated. It will not hurt to have a better understanding of how your liver is... Read more »
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National Association of People With AIDS

Hep-C Treatment Without Interferon Comes Closer

Many of us who live with HIV are alive today in part because we received effective treatment to clear our hepatitis C (HCV) co-infections. Interferon-boosted Ribavirin was a lifesaver, but the interferon side effects could be rugged. MedPage Today... Read more »
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 »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Nigeria Orders Tests on Local Cure for HIV Virus

The legal battle between Nigerian scientist Jeremiah Abalaka and the Health Ministry over the ban on using his HIV vaccine is continuing with a directive from the Nigerian parliament ordering clinical trials of the drug. The tests are set to begin... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

World Bank Warns of AIDS Increase in Cameroon

The World Bank, which last month approved a $50 million fund for Cameroon's anti-AIDS efforts, announced Thursday that the HIV/AIDS infection rate in the country soared more than 20-fold in the past 10 years. According to the bank's Robert... Read more »