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Hepatitis C Chronic Pain

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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 (including prescription medications), or poisons can also cause hepatitis. So can opportunistic infections such as Mycobacterium avium complex (MAC, see Fact Sheet 514 ) or Cytomegalovirus (CMV, see ...
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Extremem chronic Pain

After 16 yrs of being very compliant. My cd4 is over 2,000 and my VL is undetectable. However I am miserable with neck pain, back pain and joint pain all over. So I know what your text book says but I think your text book is WRONG. We are all...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Diffuse joint/bone pains are common in the general population and may be increased with both aging and HIV infection. An assessment for contributing conditions is recommended (often involving rheumatologic or neurologic testing/consultation) as... Read more »

Chronic Pain (All Over)

I'm a 24 male HIV+ I just found out about 7 months ago and the only reason why is because my fiance was pregnant, since i got a test back in mid-late 2006 and was negative never had a reason to think I had it. when i found out my CD4 was 366 and VL...
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 symptoms are unusual for HIV infection itself to be causing them. It's hard to speculate, as your symptoms are very nonspecific. Your current CD4 count is in the normal range and your viral load is in the low-moderate range. I assume you have... Read more »

chronic hepatitis C

I've been diagnosed with Hepatitis C. Is there a procedure that can determine wheather the chronic illness has been in me for twenty years or if it is recent? Also would being on treatment affect the conclusion of such a procedure?
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
...The only way to estimate the duration of chronic hepatitis C is to do a liver biopsy. If there is fibrosis (scarring) or cirrhosis, then the infection has probably been around longer, since Read more »

Chronic pain and antidepressants

Hello Dr. Horwath, thanks a great deal for taking the time and consideration to answering my question!My question is, I have had chronic pain, musculoskeletal, everywhere in my body for the past 3 years. I tried smoking marijuana, and this rid me of...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
I don't know why you are taking Paxil, but it certainly appears to aggravate your pain symptoms. Based on that alone, it would probably be best to stop it. I don't know why an SSRI might worsen your symptoms, but I guess it's an academic question... Read more »
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U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Availability of Draft Guidance Re: Development of Antivirals for Chronic Hepatitis C, Including Coinfection With HIV

... The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is announcing the availability of a draft guidance for industry entitled "Chronic Hepatitis C Virus Infection: Developing Direct-Acting Antiviral Agents for Treatment," which includes co-infection with HIV.... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

FAQs for the Public: Hepatitis C

...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 that acute hepatitis C will become chronic? ... Read more »
National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse

What I Need to Know About Hepatitis C

...causes hepatitis C? Who gets hepatitis C? How could I get hepatitis C? What are the symptoms of hepatitis C? What is chronic hepatitis C? How is hepatitis C diagnosed? How is hepatitis C treated? How can I avoid getting... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Medical Management of Chronic Hepatitis B and Chronic Hepatitis C

...chronic liver disease. Most patients have no symptoms until the disease is far advanced. Managing Chronic Hepatitis B or Chronic Hepatitis C Health experts recommend that people who have chronic viral hepatitis take several actions: Most... 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 »

Chronic Pain

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
HI,.. Ive been poz. for at least ten yrs. now,..im not really on any meds right now,..(only bactrim),..i will be starting meds soon..my t's are around 210, and my viral is around 1,600,..the thing is though Im always in very bad pain,..all over my... Read more »

Is there life after been tested positive?

Posted by Grecp, 6 Replies
Good morning, I just can't stop thinking who would be life after been infected. I am so scared and afraid to die. Please be honest and provide me some experience from your life after been with the virus. I am 26 and I would love to die from old age... Read more »

im weak......7 weeks negative is useless

Posted by regretidiotz, 7 Replies
im weak....i have a 7 weeks negative result but somehow i still cannot comfort myself that theres a possibility that i do not have hiv. not only are my symptoms too real (i have many of them), but my wife also has them....these are too real to be... Read more »