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Hep C Immunization

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Hep C and supressed Immune System

Hi Dr. McGovern! My question is I've heard that antibodies dont show up in people after 3 months for hep c and hiv if there very immunosupressed - What exactly does that entail cause I have alot of stress and adrenal fatigue but was tested well...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine are referring to is that patients with advanced AIDS with low CD4 counts less than 100 cells may not mount antibodies to hepatitis C virus. This is uncommon but if a person is at risk and has AIDS, they should also have HCV RNA testing to... Read more »

Immunity to Hep C

My husband had hepatitis and has since died. After his death I took a test to see if I had it. ... Read more »

Can I get infected with Hep C if I'm immune to Hep A and B?

I am currently living with 2 people that have been recently diagnosed with the Hepatitis C virus. I... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

HIV and Hepatitis C Co-Infection

... Are you HIV positive and newly diagnosed with hepatitis C (Hep C)?Do you have one virus and think youmight be infected with the other? If so, this brochure answers somebasic questions about Read more »
Project Inform

Immune Gene May Help Predict Effectiveness of Hepatitis C Therapy

...type (no gene from either parent) were associated with poorer outcomes. Other factors that influenced treatment outcomes were hepatitis C viral load, ethnicity, liver fibrosis and fasting blood sugar. This gene will also have to be studied in all... Read more »
Rockefeller University

New Theory Suggests How Hepatitis C May Cause Rare Immune Disease

... Of the hepatitis alphabet, the C variant may be the nastiest. In 1990, researchers observed that most patients with hepatitis C also develop a rare autoimmune disease called mixed cryoglobulinemia, a condition that frequently leads to cancer,... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

St. Louis University to Begin Trial of Preventive Hepatitis C Vaccine

... St. Louis University 's Center for Vaccine Development is launching the first clinical trial of a hepatitis C vaccine in the United States, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports. The trial, which will be conducted in conjunction with Read more »
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Very Stressed, OCD , Sleepless . Can anyone help

Posted by sam111, 1 Reply
...this and asked him about bleaching and autoclave . He said they don't do that for the small glass plates. He was ignorant about hep c . I advised him to use bleach and hot water and returned very stressed and worried. One thing was sure . When i... Read more »

Hepatitis C

Posted by hopefulindy
...Does anyone know? If you contract HIV and Hep C at the same time will the Hep C cause a delay in production of Hiv antibodies due to weakened immune system? Read more »

Regarding 12 months testing

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...test or the person is lying! John the CDC mention 2 cases of delayed seroconversion ever, one was due to a coinfection with Hep C and the other was an immune disorder where the person was unable to produce antibodies. This only happened 2 time... Read more »

6-12 months

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
There have only been 54 reported cases of people seroconverting after 6 months in the last 12 years. One of the experts posted this. she said she has only read about 54 cases in the medical literature in the last 12 years. Thousands of people have... Read more »