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Hep C Genotypes 4a 4c 4d

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hepc

what is genotype 1a?my sister has hepc 1a.dr says shes in stage 4 of cirrohis. she will be starting peggintron and ribovirin.. what is the difference in genotype 1a and cirrohis?...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
There are several genotypes of HCV. Genotype distribution varies by geography. For example, the most common genotype in the US is genotype 1; in Egypt it is genotype 4. All can cause liver disease. Your sister's physician wants to start therapy... 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 »

Gay man, hiv+, AND hepC+

I was told by a health professional the hepC strain carried by most gay men is more virulent than... Read more »
Articles
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 »
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 »
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 »
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Just an update and a vent over *&*^&@$ insurance

Posted by Jackie__Blue
Switched jobs, had to switch insurance. Not an entirely bad thing. I'm able to get my husband into the University of Virginia hospital system. They have the nicest people and we like the infectious disease clinic. They however haven't started up... Read more »