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Hep C Genotype 3 And Rapid Viral Response

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Ask the Experts

HepC after a year

My brother has been taking the Pegasy shots for a year now. They tell us that he is down to zero viral load but would like him to stay on the program for another 6 months because he wasn't down to zero in the first 6 weeks. Do you agree in this?...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
When treating a patient, we can estimate the duration of treatment based on genotype. For example, genotype 1 is usually treated for 48 weeks and genotype 2 or 3 is treated for 24 weeks. I suspect that his physician is looking at your brother's... Read more »

HIV and Hep-c

I've been trying to decide if I should start hep-c treatment. I've been told that... Read more »

HepC, 1b - PCR HCV NEGATIVE!

Dear Dr,I'm 36 year old men, with University education.I have had Hep C, genotype 1b. I was... Read more »
Articles
ACRIA and GMHC

My Fight for a Hepatitis C Cure

Lynda Dee I thought I had dodged a bullet. I had stopped using heroin intravenously in the early '70s and tested HIV negative. My husband wasn't so lucky -- he died of complications from AIDS in 1987, two years after our son died from SIDS. I... 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 »
Treatment Action Group

Guide to Hepatitis C for People Living With HIV

What Happens to People Who Have Hepatitis C The Natural History of HCV Although hepatitis C also affects other parts of the body, your liver is the organ most affected. Your liver is an essential organ with hundreds of functions. On a daily... Read more »
TheBody.com

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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Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
Hi all. I have read your responses to my posts. Mixed emotion huh. Yes it is quite hard to swallow but I promise you it is true. Like i said They had to send my labs out for diagnosis and I will indeed find out exactly where they sent them to. ... Read more »

My first post

Posted by Anonymous, 9 Replies
Hi everyone. This is my first time posting here so I don't know what to expect. I got this website from my counselor yesterday evening. She told me that people with HIV/AIDS are here to ask questions and share their experiences with so here I am.... 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 »