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AIDS InfoNet

Depression and HIV

...especially efavirenz (Sustiva). Diseases such as anemia or diabetes can cause symptoms that look like depression. So can drug use, or low levels of testosterone, vitamin B6 or vitamin B12. People who are infected with both HIV and hepatitis B or C (see Fact Sheet 506 ) are more likely to be depressed, especially if they are being treated with interferon. Other risk factors include: Being female Having a personal or family history of mental...
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hiv/hbv infected bi polar with severe depression

not sure if you are the one who can assist me but here goes...concerning toq, i feel like i'm in crisis. i was diagnosed 3/25/08 with a cd4 of 119 and a viral load of 900,000 and hepatitis b. i've been on meds ever since. i am deeply depressed all...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...local hospital today. Your medical issues are easily treatable - I couldn't say that 10 years ago....We have great drugs for hepatitis B and HIV combined within the same medications with activity against both. As long as you take your... Read more »

hepatitis c

What are the side afects of the meds taken for hepatitis c ?
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
...There are many and include things like flu like symptoms, depression, changes in blood counts, among others. You should discuss this with your doctor and the risks and benefits of HCV treatment. Read more »

Mental Side effects of Hepatitis C treatment

Please could you give me information relating to the mental deterioration I have been warned to expect during the 6-month treatment of Hep. C genotype 2, due to start this November.
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...Interferon can cause headaches, irritability, depression, and decreased concentration among other symptoms. You will want to be able to easily contact your physician should you begin Read more »

will a combination of a depressant and an anti depressant and Lorazepam, affect the HIV 1or HIV2 or HSV 2 or Hep B or HepC result?

Dear Dr. Bob, I was taking celexa for like two years and i used to drink a lot(every day)due to the stress over an exposure, during the same period. I used to take celexa for my depression and still be drinking alcohol,one more thing is that four...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Valley of the Dolls, is that you again??? Relax, dearie, none of your "pick-me-ups" or "calm-me-downs" will affect your HIV or hepatitis tests, OK? In case this isn't Nealy, I suggest that you, whoever you are, Netflix a copy of Valley of the... Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

Hepatitis C and HIV

...week. RBV is a pill taken twice daily. These drugs have some serious side effects, including flu-like symptoms, irritability, depression, and low red blood cell counts (anemia) or white blood cell counts. Talk with your health care provider about... Read more »
The Body

This Month in HIV: Update on Hepatitis C/HIV Coinfection

... Welcome to This Month in HIV. I'm Terri Wilder . This month's topic is HIV and hepatitis C coinfection. Up to one third of people with HIV are estimated to also have hepatitis C, and living with both viruses is no Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

HIV and Hepatitis C Co-Infection

...Hep Cwill experience side effects. Some common ones are: flu-like symptoms such as fatigue, headachesand/or muscle pain depression anemia irritability Side effects often become less intense during thecourse of the treatment. And there... Read more »
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Natural History of Hepatitis C

... Acute infection (0-6 months) Chronic infection (6+ months) End stage liver disease Factors that accelerate hepatitis C progression Hepatitis C and your liver What does your liver do? How does hepatitis C damage... Read more »
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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 »

hi!!

Posted by willbestrong1, 2 Replies
hi everybody!! Last week i had my elisa test and it was positive. then they did western blot test but now they cant say anything..i mean the doctor told me he cant say whether i am negative or positive..they will have some more research on... Read more »

Depressed

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...been severly depressed for 6 months over an encounter I had over six months ago. I have tested for HIV 1 8x and HIV2 1x and Hepatitis B. All negative. I have both used the Home Access Kit and a Clinic to test for these. But, I read varying... 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 »