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Hepatitis C And Liver Failure

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AIDS InfoNet

Hepatitis C and HIV

...body unless it is successfully treated. Hep C might not cause any problems for about 15 to 20 years, or even longer, but it can cause serious liver damage, called cirrhosis. People with cirrhosis are at risk for liver cancer, liver failure, and death. How Is It Diagnosed? Sometimes, people with hep C have abnormally high results on routine blood tests that measure liver enzymes. See Fact Sheet 122 for more information on these tests....
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
...or even longer, but it can cause serious liver damage, called cirrhosis. People with cirrhosis are at risk for liver cancer, liver failure, and death.How Is It Diagnosed?Sometimes, people with hep C have abnormally high results on routine blood... Read more »

Hepatitis C

Six years ago I tested positive for HIV and Hepatitis C. My viral load is undetectable and my cd4 is 564. I have never been ill nor have I had any complication due to the meds. However, I was told that the Hep.C is at a code (F2)and the viral load...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...depend on how much disease you have at present. You will need to discuss that with your doctor. Finally, you are not at risk for liver failure or hepatocellular carcinoma until you develop cirrhosis - which you do not have.... Read more »

hep c transmission (Guide to Hepatitis C for People Living With HIV)

Dear Dr. Bob:How exactly is Hep C transmitted?Best regards,Just Wondering
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...(between 20% and 30%) will eventually develop cirrhosis.In a smaller percentage of people, chronic HCV can cause liver cancer and liver failure. Someone experiencing liver failure needs a liver transplant in order to survive. Liver failure... Read more »

questions on hepatitis c

one of my brothers has this sickness and we are very concerned. we don't understand how this affects his body nor do we know if it can be treated. My brother is very sick and we do know his liver has been damaged already. Please explain this...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
...Dear Justcuz,Hepatitis C is a serious disease that can cause liver failure and is the leading cause of transplants in the US. It can not only be treated, it can be cured! Your brother should see an experienced Read more »
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National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse

What I Need to Know About Hepatitis C

...become chronic. Without treatment, chronic hepatitis C can cause scarring of the liver, called cirrhosis ; liver cancer; and liver failure. Symptoms of cirrhosis include yellowish eyes and skin, called jaundice a longer than usual amount... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

FAQs for the Public: Hepatitis C

...hepatitis C? Chronic hepatitis C is a serious disease that can result in long-term health problems, including liver damage, liver failure, liver cancer, or even death. It is the leading cause of cirrhosis and liver cancer and the most common... Read more »
Project Inform

San Francisco Mayor Convenes Hepatitis C Task Force

...injection drug users, immigrants, and low-income residents. Hepatitis C can lead to liver disease, cirrhosis, liver cancer, liver failure and death. However, many people at risk for or infected with HCV are neither tested nor treated due to lack... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

HIV and Hepatitis C Co-Infection

...CD4+cells that help the body fight off infection. Hep C isa virus that attacks the liver, and can cause liverdamage (cirrhosis), liver failure and liver cancer. Youmight also hear the Hep C virus referred to as HCV. How do I know if I'm... Read more »
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Hepatitis C

Posted by saylomoon, 1 Reply
...Hola amigos, como sabran tuve una posible exposicion con agujas mi pregunta, si alguien sabe, el periodo ventana para hepatitis C, hasta cuantos anos o meses se amplia, ya que en unas paginas lei que eran 6 meses y en otras son 3 anos. tengo... Read more »

Hepatitis C

Posted by capeac, 1 Reply
...no tengo de nuevo hora para la consulta y me gustara saber que sabeis sobre la fiabilidad de los resultados en el test de la Hepatitis C. ?Es cierto que cabe la posibilidad de un falso negativo -ojo estoy hablando de la Hepatitis C no del VIH-... Read more »

Periodo en caso de coinfeccion con la hepatitis c?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Alguien me podria decir si con 6 meses seria suficiente? Read more »

HEPATITIS C SUFFERERS PLEASE READ

Posted by hepatitisC
...If you or anyone you know is a Hepatitis C sufferer please call 888-527-7779 x14 We are conducting a telephone study and if you qualify you will receive an incentive for Read more »