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Hepatitis C And Stem Cell Transplants

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AIDS InfoNet

Hepatitis C and HIV

... What Is Hepatitis C? How Is It Diagnosed? How Is Hep C Treated? Can Hep C Be Prevented? Hep C and HIV Together The Bottom Line What Is Hepatitis C? The hepatitis C virus (HCV) can cause liver damage. HCV is transmitted by direct
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curious (SEXUAL TRANSMISSION OF HEPATITIS C)(HEPATITIS C AND DELAYED HIV SEROCONVERSION)(CURE FOR HIV)

Hey Dr. Frascino,First off, thanks for everything you do. Your hard work and dedication to all of us who need answers doesnt go unnoticed. You are a great person.I have a couple of questions.What is your oppinion on hepatitis c as an STD. Ive heard...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,1.I've discussed the sexual transmission of hepatitis C many times in this forum. Check the archives! As an example, I'll reprint below some information form the archives pertaining Read more »

Stem Cell Transplant- can you give me insight?

I have an appointment for Stem Cell Transplant. Can you tell anything about the procedure? When I do this I will still be taking my HIV medications and yes my viral load is still <50 and CD4 300.This is very anxiety provoking what insight can you...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
...genetic code in them allowing them to turn into all the necessary blood elements. There's a pretty good track record for stem cell transplants, though transplant centers have not been offering them to HIV positive patients until quite recently. ... Read more »

Scared to death; I'm getting a stem cell transplant.

Dr Dezube,Next week I start the Mobilization phase of the stem cell transplant, high dose cytoxan and neupogen. As i get closer to transplant i become more scared. I've read information and it scared the hell out of me. Have any of your own...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
...Your fear is completely understandable. Life does not prepare one for a bone marrow or stem cell transplant. You're in good hands. Please share your concerns with the transplant team, as I am sure, they have many important support Read more »

lymphoma- is stem-cell transplantation

Can someone with HIV related Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma receive stem-cell transplantation? My brother's counts are not doing well and I need help. He's on Rituxin right now and currently started his HIV medications.
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
...status and whether his tumor still responds to therapy.Lastly, not all transplants are the same. Some centers do full stem cell transplants, others do mini-transplants (also known as transplant lite). Read more »
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Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

HIV and Hepatitis C Co-Infection

... Are you HIV positive and newly diagnosed with hepatitis C (Hep C)?Do you have one virus and think youmight be infected with the other? If so, this brochure answers somebasic questions Read more »
The Body PRO

Update on Management of the HIV/Hepatitis B- or HIV/Hepatitis C-Coinfected Patient

...Data From the Literature Conclusion References Introduction Chronic infection with hepatitis B virus (HBV) or hepatitis C virus (HCV) constitutes two of the leading causes of chronic hepatitis and cirrhosis worldwide. 1-3 ... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Hepatitis C Virus Can Damage Brain Cells

... Hepatitis C virus (HCV) can damage not only the liver but also the brain, according to a new Canadian study. "It has been a question for Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

FAQs for the Public: Hepatitis C

... Overview What is hepatitis? What is 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 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 »