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Hepatitis C Cell Count

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viral load <50; t-cells fluctuating?

dear dr. holodniy,i'm a 50 year old male, hiv+ since about 1980. i have never had an OI, and have on antiviral therapy for about 10 years. {azt initially, then indinavir, + 3tc, + azt, and now viramune and combivir}.i never had a baseline...
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
Your CD4 count could be fluctuating or it could be a real trend. The percentage tends to be a more stable number over time. The absolute number is a function of your total white blood cell count (WBC) and lymphocyte count. Simply put if your total... Read more »

Peg-Intron and Procrit

My wife is being treated for Hepatitis-C with Peg-Intron and Ribovarin. Her Platelete count is low,... Read more »
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Glossary

anaemia: very low red blood cell count. albumin: a protein made by the liver. It carries drugs,hormones and waste products through the blood andmaintains fluid levels within the body. An abnormally lowlevel of albumin is a sign of serious... Read more »
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Newly Diagnosed With Hepatitis C

Newly diagnosed with both HIV and hepatitis C at the same time Are people around me now at risk? Can I pass on hepatits C through sex? Can you catch another type of hepatitis C or HIV? About hepatitis viruses Hepatitis A and... Read more »
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Natural History of Hepatitis C

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Hepatitis C Treatment and Management

Hepatitis C treatment: how, why, when Who needs treatment? How is hepatitis C treated? What is pegylated interferon? How long is hepatitis C treated for? Goals of hepatitis C treatment Predicting the response to treatment ... Read more »