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Hepatitis C Symptoms

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Does Hepatitis C have symptoms?

I have HIV for the last 3 years and I was never tested for hepatitis C, even though I got HIV from a guy who used drugs and probably had both hepatitis and HIV. I don't seem to have any symptoms for hepatitis. Does this mean I shouldn't worry?
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
Hepatitis C can have a lot of symptoms or be totally symptomless. It is also known as the silent killer because of this. The usual time to cirrhosis in HIV negative people is about 20 years in HIV+ people, it is about 10 years. While you shouldn't... Read more »

symptoms of hepatitis C

What are some of the symptoms of hepatitis C? I feel tired all the time and have a small ache on... Read more »

hiv hep c and lymphodema

I have HIV and am also suffering from hep c and lymphodema. Could one of these diseases cause my... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

FAQs for the Public: Hepatitis C

Overview What is hepatitis? What is the difference between hepatitis A, hepatitis B, and hepatitis C? What is hepatitis C? Statistics How common is acute hepatitis C in the United States? How common is chronic hepatitis C... Read more »
National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse

What I Need to Know About Hepatitis C

...C? What is the liver? What causes hepatitis C? Who gets hepatitis C? How could I get hepatitis C? What are the symptoms of hepatitis C? What is chronic hepatitis C? How is hepatitis C diagnosed? How is hepatitis C treated?... Read more »
ACRIA and GMHC

Hepatitis C: The Changing Picture

As if having HIV weren't already enough of a challenge, about 25% of people with this virus also have the hepatitis C virus. Over time, this can lead to serious liver disease, and some studies show that this happens faster in people who also... Read more »
U.S. National Institutes of Health

What Do I Need To Know About Hepatitis C?

...is a simple test. The doctor removes a tiny piece of your liver through a needle. The doctor checks the piece of liver for signs of hepatitis C and liver damage. How Is Hepatitis C Treated? ¬†Hepatitis C is treated ¬†through... Read more »
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Positive for Hep C and now worried about HIV

Posted by Worrywart28, 2 Replies
I got blood drawn last wendesday for general health and all the std's. I went to see my doctor yesterday. Everything came back fine with the exception of 2 things. My hiv results hadn't come in but she said this is normal because they have to mail... Read more »

Hepatitis C

Posted by hopefulindy, 1 Reply
I tested HIV- at 3.5 months post possible exposure. I have on going health issues and no answers. I am waiting on blood work to see if I have been exposed to Hep C. If someone is infected with Hep c and HIV at the same time would that slow the... Read more »

I need your help; its approach my test!!!

Posted by microclima22, 2 Replies
I apologize for my bad English language. I tell my risk vaginal sex without protection; tests: At 7 days of contact. hiv1/hiv2 total antibody-ag p24 method quimiolumiscencia. negative. * hepatitis B antigen HBsAg metoso quimiolumiscencia... Read more »

window for STDs

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Does anyone know hoe long it would take for a STD to show up on your body ? like HEP or Warts ? ect... all these sexually transmitted diseases its been a few months since I last had sex I am waiting out the window period I have had no symptoms and... Read more »