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Hep C People Worried About Liver Damage

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Ask the Experts

hep c transmission (Guide to Hepatitis C for People Living With HIV)

Dear Dr. Bob:How exactly is Hep C transmitted?Best regards,Just Wondering
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...cirrhosis. Liver scarring resulting from long-term HCV infection reduces the liver's ability to perform essential functions. Liver damage from hepatitis C usually develops slowly over many years.How Did I Get HCV?Hepatitis C is transmitted when... Read more »


Dr., I so appreciate your honesty and yet I feel you are a bit naive. Transmission is a lot more... Read more »

worried about liver damage

A friend of mine started smoking at 9 years old and drinking at an early age. he has now tested... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Hep C on the Radar treatment, he noticed an increase in the levels of liver enzymes in Gary's blood -- a sign the liver was being damaged. A hepatitis C test came back positive. Gary's case is not an isolated one. Reports of hepatitis C co-infection among... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Hepatitis C and HIV

...Be Prevented? Hep C and HIV Together The Bottom Line What Is Hepatitis C? The hepatitis C virus (HCV) can cause liver damage. HCV is transmitted by direct blood-to-blood contact. Most people get hepatitis C (hep C) through injection... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

HIV and Hepatitis C Co-Infection

...both diseases at the same time. HIV cancause the Hep C virus to reproduce more quickly.People who are co-infected can developliver damage and liver cancer more quickly thanpeople who have only Hep C. Having HIV makesHep C harder to treat because... Read more »
Treatment Action Group

Guide to Hepatitis C for People Living With HIV

...usually the most important results to look for from a clinical trial. EVR (Early Virological Response) An EVR means that the hepatitis C viral load has dropped by 99% (2 logs), or is undetectable after 12 weeks of treatment. Someone who does... Read more »
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Positive for Hep C and now worried about HIV

Posted by Worrywart28, 2 Replies
...she said this is normal because they have to mail that test. Still, that worries me. She also told me i tested "reactive" to Hepatitis C. My range was very low though. Anything over 1.00 is considered reactive but because mine was 1.32 she said... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous
...If you are worried about Hep C (or HCV/HIV coinfection) please read the following post and the question I asked doctors on the body. Hep C is lot easer to Read more »

Worried Well people

Posted by Anonymous
...Hi I wanted to thank everyone on this site for their efforts. I know us worried well people can be a pain. But I would like to point out that when you are worried about something this serious you do tend to be a BIT Read more »

For People Who Are Worried!! Read This!!!

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Hi folks!! This is for people much like myself. I just wanted you all to know that hiv infection is very hard to get, especially for heterosexual males. Not Read more »