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Hep C Expected Life Span

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hiv positive and life span

Posted by optiplex, 1 Reply
Sorry to ask stupid question but there is lot of ambiguity about the results. Recent studies have shown some dramatic outcomes. Now they are claiming that person can live average life span but how many have seen hiv positive living more than thirty... Read more »

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 »

Trying to deal with being + I also have Hepc

Posted by rackme, 7 Replies
I was just told Im hiv+ and Im also hepc. so I don't know when Im not feeling good which is causing the problems been getting vertigo the last couple of days. I see my shrink next week. I guess Im looking for ansures. Thanks any onfo I can get would... Read more »

My story

Posted by Anonymous, 11 Replies
My life, like many of yours, is fairly complicated. My husband was diagnosed as positive back when our daughter was just under a year old. It was a "rule out" sort of thing when he got sick and landed in the hospital. I was then diagnosed, and... Read more »

But I bleached the needles........

Posted by starbright4876, 4 Replies
I was a big dummy for a long time.Since I was 18(now 29)I have had many,many unprotected sexual encounters,shared needles,pipes,equipment,ect. All of my hiv tests were NEG.I was scared and happy each and everytime! So,After 18 months of absolute... Read more »
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HIV+ and HEPc + in a small community

Hello dr...i live in a very small isolated community. I've been here for about 8 years now and expected to have left here long before now. On Aril/99 i found i was + for hiv and hepc. I have my family here that are very supportive, but i feel...
Michael Shernoff, M.S.W.

Response from Michael Shernoff, M.S.W.

Psychotherapist and Author
No one but yourself can or should offer any suggestions about making this big decision. This is what being an adult is all about. All you can do is talk with people you trust and evaluate all the pros and cons. If you are really having trouble... Read more »

hepc antibody

Dear Dr Bob, I hope you are well and loving life in sunny Cal. Without a doubt, you are the most loved person on this planet. You have shown so many what it means to thrive and survive in the face of adversity. One short q about Hcv. Does...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,RiBA is the best test to rule out a false-positive hep C screening test. Interpreting the test results you mention, the person is definitively hep C negative.Yes, I'm continuing to survive and thrive here in sunny San Francisco, enjoying... Read more »

HIV, HepC & now Diabetes

I have a very close fiend who was diagnosed HIV and HepC positive moe than 20 years ago. Last night I took her to the ER for the following symptoms: dry mouth, recent weight loss, dehydration although she was drinking constantly, restless sleep and...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
I would expect that the treatment for hepatitis C (which can be very demanding) would be put on hold until the situation with the diabests is under good control and things are stable once again. KH... Read more »

hepc

Diagnosed for 9 yrsfound in 1999.Previously on pegasusinterferon prefilledsyringes andwhat are the side effects of pegasus and copegus. ...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
The side effects of pegylated interferon (Pegasys) and ribavirin (Copegus) include fatigue, decreased appetite, weight loss, depression, irritability, difficulty sleeping, rash, anemia, low white blood cell counts, low platelets counts and... 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 »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Colorado: Hepatitis C Awareness and Testing Campaign Launched

Hep C Connection is a new awareness and testing campaign aimed at alerting Coloradoans about hepatitis C virus, which is especially prevalent among baby boomers. Those born between 1946 and 1964 account for nearly 70 percent of HCV cases, and a new... Read more »
Treatment Action Group

Guide to Hepatitis C for People Living With HIV

Introduction Welcome to our treatment guide for HIV-positive people who also have the hepatitis C virus (called HCV, for short). The people who wrote this guide have direct experience with HIV and hepatitis C. We have written this guide to... Read more »
HIV i-Base

Personal Accounts

Add your story Personal stories in this guide Contributors People with direct experience of HIV and hepatitis coinfection, have written much of this guide. Their storie are included here, and cover dealing with a second diagnosis,... Read more »