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Hepatitis A Disease Progression

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AIDS InfoNet

Hepatitis C and HIV

...HIV antibody test (see Fact Sheet 102 ) and viral load tests (see Fact Sheet 125 ). Unlike HIV viral loads, hep C viral loads are usually much higher; often in the millions. Unlike HIV, the hep C viral load does not predict disease progression. Hep C viral load or liver enzyme levels cannot tell how damaged your liver is. Some blood tests and scans can detect very serious liver damage, but many experts think that a liver biopsy is the best...
Ask the Experts

Hepatitis C

in Sept 2008, while testing for HIV, the doctor told me that I was infected with Hepatitis C, but it is gone. yesterday, i went to another doctor and talked about fatigue and hep C. i am very scared is there any treatment for complete removal of Hep...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,You can spontaneously recover from hepatitis C just as you can from hepatitis A and B. Approximately 15-30% of folks with hepatitis C spontaneously clear the virus from their bodies without treatment. Blood Read more »

Hep c stage 1

my friend and husband both have Hep C, his is under control right now, but she was told her's is stage 1, but everything is fine. Is stage 1 okay?
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...the meantime if therapy is not pursued and would keep weight under control since obesity is associated with fatty liver and disease progression. I would get vaccinated for hepatitis A and B. Read more »

Hepatitis C

Dr. wants to start treatment on me in 5 weeks. Said I am level 1 and have 85 % chance to cure if use these meds for 1 -1/2 years: Inferion Pill 4 x a day and a shot of Pegysis R once a week. Said it will make me sick and will have to be on...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
...Actually it sounds harsh and perhaps a bit premature. The staging system for hepatitis C is based on the degree of fibrosis observed on liver biopsy. Stage 0 is no fibrosis, stage 1 is mild, stage 2 is moderate, Read more »

HepG

I just read on the news 11/oct/06 that harmless persistent GB virus type C / Hepatitis G infection decreases risk of death in HIV-positive people and apparently they have known that since the early 1990s, how come nothing has been done about it?Is...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Actually hepatitis G is a misnomer. GB virus C is the official name and it is not technically a hepatitis virus. It is related to hepatitis C virus, sharing about 85% of its genes, but GB virus C does not cause liver disease. The "GB" Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Meta-Analysis: Increased Mortality Associated With Hepatitis C in HIV-Infected Persons Is Unrelated to HIV Disease Progression

...highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART). Using meta-analysis, the study authors estimated the effect of HCV infection on HIV disease progression and overall mortality in the pre-HAART and HAART eras. The databases PubMed and EMBASE were... Read more »
International Association of Physicians in AIDS Care

Focus on Hepatitis: Does GB Virus C Protect Against HIV Disease Progression?

...loss of the virus was associated with faster progression and decreases in CD4 count, leading the authors to suggest that HIV disease progression may be a cause, not a consequence, of the loss of GB virus C. GB virus C is a harmless virus that is... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Effect of Hepatitis C Infection on Progression of HIV Disease and Early Response to Initial Antiretroviral Therapy

...longitudinal medical records review project conducted in over 100 US medical clinics from 1998 to 2004 to describe the effect of hepatitis C virus (HCV) on the progression of HIV and on early changes in the CD4 cell count and HIV viral load after... Read more »
HIV i-Base

Other Viral Hepatitis Infections

...-- an infection that only occurs in somepeople with hepatitis B. HDV increases the risk of cirrhosis and the rate of liver disease progression forpeople with HBV. Vaccination protection against HBValso protects against HDV infection. Hepatitis... Read more »
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insertive oral sex and vih and hepatitis b

Posted by nightsunami
...can i infectet by hepatitis B for insertive oral sex?? i have a negative VIH test from 1 year... Read more »

hepatitis b and insertive oral sex

Posted by nightsunami
...can i infected by hepatitis B from insertive oral sex??im negative test 5 monts and 2 weeks of HIV after my last encountrer- thanks Read more »

What's the deal?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I have a simple question: I keep hearing that HIV treatments and sooo much better now then ever. well if they are so good, why are soooo many people still dying from AIDS in countries with good health care? (US, UK, Canada) Read more »

Hepatitis A:Causes,Symptoms,Prevention & Treatment

Posted by nov
...This article Aalso known as infectious hepatitis, is a liver disease caused by the Hepatitis A virus, HAV. This is comparatively a mild disease which does not progress to a chronic stage. Persons who have contracted the Read more »