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Hep C Death

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How does body get rid of dead hep C virus?

My husband is on interferon/ribaviron and doing very well. He told his care provider that he guessed the dead virus was being evacuated from his body via his urine. His care provider said, no, that the dead virus "just disappeared." How does the...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
Interferon and ribavirin are antiviral agents that help upregulate the body's own antiviral immune system to kill infected hepatocytes (liver cells) Read more »

Hepatitis C

in Sept 2008, while testing for HIV, the doctor told me that I was infected with Hepatitis C, but... Read more »

Accidental Spit in Eye (Hep C) (HEPATITIS C TRANSMISSION)

I have the same question as asked in "blood tainted saliva in eye" asked by another visitor, but my... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The Other Deadly Virus; Durham, N.C., Group Raising Awareness of Hepatitis C

... Organized in 2003, the Durham-based Piedmont HIV Integrated Community Access System is helping educate the community about hepatitis C virus (HCV). PHICAS's goal includes improving access to HIV/HCV care for the under- and uninsured, integrating... Read more »
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 Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Hepatitis C-Related Deaths Expected to Triple Over Next 10 Years; New Treatments Years From Approval

... CDC has estimated that the number of hepatitis C-related deaths in the United States will triple over the next 10 years, the Wall Street Journal reports. About 8,000 to 10,000 Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

United Kingdom: Deaths From Hepatitis C Double

... The Health Protection Agency reported Tuesday that deaths from hepatitis C in England have doubled in less than a decade. The number of people requiring hospitalization for the infection has tripled, Read more »
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HIV/HEP C gay men in socal

Posted by dmc
...but in all honesty our relationship had some serious problems long before this immediate health crisis. You see I'm HIV & Hep C+ and he's negative for both. Our relationship began at a time when we were both seeking companionship in our... 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 »

hep c

Posted by Anonymous
...Press Releases HCV in the News HCV Resources & Links Read & Download Choices Order Choices Order Hep C Flyer The Hepatitis C Caring Ambassadors Program presents: Hepatitis C Choices. ... Read more »

signing my death wish...

Posted by Erica, 4 Replies
I have posted before. I am a recovering herion addict whos behavior in the past does warrent for a disease of this kind. I started noticing symptoms awhile ago, but thought i was withdrawing form the methadone and herion, there is where I thought... Read more »