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Hepatic C Stage 4 And Liver Failure

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AIDS InfoNet

Hepatitis C and HIV

...body unless it is successfully treated. Hep C might not cause any problems for about 15 to 20 years, or even longer, but it can cause serious liver damage, called cirrhosis. People with cirrhosis are at risk for liver cancer, liver failure, and death. How Is It Diagnosed? Sometimes, people with hep C have abnormally high results on routine blood tests that measure liver enzymes. See Fact Sheet 122 for more information on these tests....
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Liver failure as side effect of meds

My partner was rushed to the hospital 4 years ago with bleeding. It was determened he has esophageal bleeding. The Doctor first suggested he was an alcoholic with cirrhosis, but after we discussed his meds he agreed it was a side effect of the...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...It actually is quite unusual to develop liver failure with cirrhosis/esophageal varices from just HIV meds (more often due to hepatitis C/ B, fatty liver, alcohol effects and other Read more »

Hep C with HIV

Doc,My question is how fast can Hep C progress with HIV? I was given a HEP C test in October of 2005 and was negative. I was diagnosed with HIV in Dec 2006, and developed some inflamatory response issues back in March 07 where my neck was...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
I suspect that you have underlying MAC infection due to the medications you have been prescribed and the inflammatory reaction is probably immune reconstitution syndrome after taking your HIV meds. This just means your immune system is getting... Read more »

HIV + and new dx of cirrhosis r/t chronic hep B

My partner who was dx hiv 4 yrs ago was recently admitted for cholecystitis..later found out it had infected his peritoneal space and his liver took a direct hit and was dx'd with end stage liver dz. I am concerned with a number of issues but mostly...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
...disease does because many they are not necessarily the same. The natural history of liver cirrhosis is to progress towards liver failure over a variable period and this comes with a negative impact on life expectancy. The first question is... Read more »

Liver Failur with Hep C

How can you tell the stages of liver failer with Hep C ? and if infuron treatments could help my boyfriend depending on the stage of liver failer caused by Hep C ?
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...Liver failure refers to a poor functioning liver. When this happens, patients develop ascites (fluid in the belly), jaundice (yellow skin), Read more »
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Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

HIV and Hepatitis C Co-Infection

...CD4+cells that help the body fight off infection. Hep C isa virus that attacks the liver, and can cause liverdamage (cirrhosis), liver failure and liver cancer. Youmight also hear the Hep C virus referred to as HCV. How do I know if I'm... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Hepatitis: Overview

...affect people even if their immune systems are healthy. Hepatitis can lead to serious scarring (cirrhosis) of the liver and liver failure, which can be fatal. Many cases of hepatitis aren't treated because people either don't feel sick at all, or... Read more »
The Well Project

Caring for Your Liver if You Have HIV/AIDS

Table of Contents Liver Basics Symptoms of Liver Damage Tests for Liver Damage The Liver and HIV Liver Disease and Women Caring for Your Liver Taking Care of Yourself Liver Basics Your liver is one of the most... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Tipranavir (Aptivus)

...should have careful monitoring of liver blood tests. Some patients taking tipranavir developed hepatitis and, in rare cases, liver failure. About 10% of patients develop a rash or sensitivity to the sun, sometimes with joint pain or stiffness,... Read more »
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Am I Infected

Posted by delhiguy, 3 Replies
I am 30 YO guy. Worried that I may have got infected. I met this friend of mine on 5th of Dec 2010 which was just a causual meeting after 5 years. After having drinks she started touching me and I got aroused and we end up mating. While in act, she... Read more »

Lost

Posted by LostNconfused, 5 Replies
I tested positive 3 days before Christmas and I think I am still numb to the fact. I haven't told any friends or family because I really don't know how and most are judgemental and I'm sure will walk away. But I guess if they do, then I didn't need... Read more »

Hiding behind HIV

Posted by Magnet, 4 Replies
I write this question in the hope of gaining insight from both HIV positive gay men as well negative men in "magnetic partnerships". I only now discovered this term "magnetic", as it relates to my life! It can no longer be a twist of fate that my... Read more »

I tested Positive, My boyfriend didnt, False positive?

Posted by ruraltgwoman, 1 Reply
I tested positive for HIV on 12/10. My boyfriend just got his results back today 12/21. His results came back negative. We have been having unprotected sex for the last 4 years and have been together for 5. I have only been wih him during that... Read more »