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Hep C Cirrhosis Genotype 3

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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 What Is Hepatitis C? The hepatitis C virus (HCV) can cause liver damage. HCV is transmitted by direct blood-to-blood contact. Most people
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HepC &Stage IV Cirrhosis/Liver Transplant

Having HepC and Stage IV Liver Cirrhosis, liver biopsy results have now put me on a transplant list. I have not even begun Interferon treatment - what is the likelyhood of being re-infected with hepc if I DO by some amazing luck get a liver?Is...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
...The likelihood of reinfection of the new liver is virtually 100%. However, treatment of HCV is done in people with cirrhosis and can even be cured! There is very preliminary data about 6 or 7 people on the transplant list who have been treated... Read more »

Cirrhosis and low Hep C viral load What Next!

Dr. McGovern, If you could help me with this question, I would be incredibly grateful. I have had the Hep C virus my entire life(blood transfusion as infant). I am now 37 years old and I recently relapsed after pegaylated interferon and ribvarin...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...non-detectable but never quite got there. The answer will depend on how long you were on therapy for the first time around, your genotype, and your treatment dosing. Since I do not know your course of therapy I will make some general comments: I... Read more »

long term Hep C.

Dear Doc........ I contacted my Hep C and my HIV separately. I contacted the Hep C in 1983. The man who gave it to me contacted Hep C in 1979, and my current boyfriend contacted Hep C in the early 1970's. My question is, I have read of people...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
...Dear Longterm,It is possible to live a long time with hepatitis C. The longest I have seen is over 50 years, when a patient of mine finally died of cirrhosis and liver cancer from his hepatitis Read more »

Hep C & NASH

I have Hep C & NASH and just started tx with ribo & interferon. Can I take SAM-e with this? My liver biopsy said I was stage 3 teetering towards stage 4, I know I have to get rid of the Hep, but what can I do for the NASH. Is NASH ever halted with...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
...Weight loss is probably the most effective treatment for NASH, but it is difficult to achieve.In some cases NASH is linked to hepatitis C infection, especially genotype 3. So probably the first order of business is clear the hepatitis C... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Risk of Developing Specific AIDS-Defining Illnesses in Patients Co-Infected With HIV and Hepatitis C Virus With or Without Liver Cirrhosis

...aminotransferase levels, and patients with HCV co-infection. The patients with HCV co-infection were stratified according to the diagnosis of liver cirrhosis. Incidences of new ADIs were calculated as the number of events per 1,000 person-years... Read more »
HIV i-Base

Hepatitis C Treatment and Management

...maintenance therapy is no longer recommended for people with hepatitis C, regardless of their HIV status. SVR reduces the risk of liver cirrhosis, liver cancer and liver failure for HIV negative and HIV positive people. For HIV-positive... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

HIV and Hepatitis C Co-Infection

... Are you HIV positive and newly diagnosed with hepatitis C (Hep C)?Do you have one virus and think youmight be infected with the other? If so, this brochure answers somebasic questions about Read more »
PositiveWords

Hepatitis C Treatment Guidelines

... Hepatitis C is a slow, silent disease that often has no obvious signs or symptoms. Most people who are exposed to the hepatitis C virus (HCV) Read more »
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Hepatitis C

Posted by hopefulindy, 1 Reply
...possible exposure. I have on going health issues and no answers. I am waiting on blood work to see if I have been exposed to Hep C. If someone is infected with Hep c and HIV at the same time would that slow the production of HIV antibodies? That... Read more »

Hepatitis C

Posted by hopefulindy
...Does anyone know? If you contract HIV and Hep C at the same time will the Hep C cause a delay in production of Hiv antibodies due to weakened immune system? Read more »

hepatitis c oculta

Posted by lll, 4 Replies
...he leido que se descubrio que existe un tipo de hepatitis c oculta que no se detecta ni con la prueba de anticuerpos ni con PCR. Yo tengo todo los sintomas de hepatitis y aunq tengo pruebas Read more »

Hepatitis C and Coinfection

Posted by statusCunknown, 1 Reply
...opportunity to introduce myself. My name is Shari and I am not infected with HIV, (this by shear luck only). I AM infected with Hepatitis C and the virus has caused severe damage to my liver. Over 5 million Americans in this country are... Read more »