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Hep C Disability

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is chronic hep.c considered a disability?

i have surfed the net to find the answer to this question, everything i have found nearly suggests that maybe it might be but not really, i'm stumped! james...
Alvan Fisher, M.D.

Response from Alvan Fisher, M.D.

Brown University School of Medicine
It is a disability only if it causes a person to be disabled! Namely are they unable to work? due to the illness. Certainly most of the time HepC is asymptomatic so would not cause disability. But if and when it advances to significant liver... Read more »

is hep.c considered disability such as aids?

it seems that most of what i read puts hep.c in the same category as aids except in the disability... Read more »

ltd termination hiv/hepc

Cigna LTD (which I paid for) for15 yrs wants to force me to go back to work. My hep c isstill with... Read more »
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This Month in HIV: Update on Hepatitis C/HIV Coinfection

Welcome to This Month in HIV. I'm Terri Wilder . This month's topic is HIV and hepatitis C coinfection. Up to one third of people with HIV are estimated to also have hepatitis C, and living with both viruses is no picnic. The good news is that,... Read more »
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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 »

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 »

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 »