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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 consistently 500-600 with no need for HAART.- Dec 2008: contracted Hepatitis C type 1a (confirmed by testing old blood samples) from sexual transmission. This...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
I am very concerned about the rising incidence of acute HCV in HIV infected persons, so I am glad that you raise this as an issue. Acute HCV among MSM is associated with traumatic sex and also with other STDs, like syphilis. I am very happy that you... Read more »

ACUTE hepatitis C

Dear Doctor,Kindly enlighten us on what is acute hepatitis C? How do we know we have this... Read more »

Acute Hepatitis C and HIV

Hi Dr. McGovern I know you said that if a person has Acute Hepatatis C ..then and only then will... 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 »
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 »
The Body PRO

Hepatitis C Transmission Among HIV-Infected Men Who Have Sex With Men Is Occurring Primarily in Men Older Than 35

...CROI 2009. I'm Sarah Fishman. I'm a student at Mt. Sinai School of Medicine. I work with Dr. Andrea Branch. We did a study on acute hepatitis C transmission in HIV-infected men who have sex with men in New York City. 1 We compared their... 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 »
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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 »

Another Scare..GMAN, please answer!!

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
I recently found out that co-infection with HIV and Hep C can delay seroconversion past six months. Does anyone know how true this is?? The fact that 1/3 of all people with hiv also have hep C makes me VERY concerned about the possibility of late... Read more »

Check this out, anyone want to interpret?

Posted by DUDE, 2 Replies
...cases with windows >6 months have been reported (Am J Med 1997;102:117). Prophylaxis with antiretroviral agents and acute hepatitis C infection may prolong the time to seroconversion. Seroconversion: Some patients serorevert in... Read more »

I've changed my opinion on the Window...

Posted by shane, 4 Replies
...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. Peace and Happy New Year... Read more »