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Hepatitis C Acute Symptoms

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ACUTE hepatitis C

Dear Doctor,Kindly enlighten us on what is acute hepatitis C? How do we know we have this condition? What symptoms should we look out for? Thanks.
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
"Acute" means new onset.Acute HCV is simply new infection with hepatitis C virus.Acute HCV most often occurs without symptoms. Those with symptoms might develop nausea, vomiting, right upper quadrant pain, jaundice (yellow skin) and icterus (yellow... Read more »

Consumption of alcohol after treatment of acute Hepatitis C

Dear Barbara,I am a 37 year old HIV+ male. Not a drug user.- Jan 2004: diagnosed HIV+. CD4... Read more »

ABOUT ACUTE HEPATITIS C INFECTION

hi,DR. BABARA,i have seen you said:"However, if - and only if - the healthcare worker becomes ill... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

FAQs for the Public: Hepatitis C

...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 in the United States? How likely is it... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Hepatitis: Overview

What Is Hepatitis? Viral Hepatitis Other Types of Hepatitis Medication Problems Alternative Approaches What Is Hepatitis? Hepatitis means an inflammation, or swelling, of the liver. Viruses can cause hepatitis. Alcohol, drugs... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Prevention and Control of Infections With Hepatitis Viruses in Correctional Settings

...occupational exposure. The risk of acquiring HCV infection from a contaminated needle stick is 47 . The highest incidence of acute hepatitis C is among persons aged 20-39 years 108 , 109 . Blacks and whites have a similar incidence of... Read more »
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IRIS: A Concern for People Starting HIV Therapy

Introduction What Is Inflammation? What Is IRIS? How Is It Diagnosed? Who Is at Risk? What Are the Symptoms? How Do You Treat IRIS? What Can Help to Ask My Doctor? Special Concerns for People Living With HIV Special... 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 »

Haircut risk?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I got my haircut recently. The barber nicked me when shaving my neck with the straight razor. I hardly felt it. What is the risk for aids or hepatitis c? I am freaking out here and worried sick. I haven't had any acute symptoms. Thanks. Read more »

confused

Posted by Anonymous
...weeks, but virtually all patients seroconvert within 6 months (Am J Med 2000;109:568). Prophylaxis with antiretroviral agents and acute hepatitis C infection may prolong the time from transmission to seroconversion." It doesn't mention HBV. Read more »

I would like to answer these questions!

Posted by Anonymous
...seroconvert for 3 to 4 weeks, but virtually all patients seroconvert within 3 months prophylaxis with antiretroviral agents and acute hepatitis C infection may prolong the time from transmission to seroconversion.  Seroreversion: Some... Read more »