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Hepatitis C Drug Assistance Program

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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Colorado Testing Campaign Finds Link Between HIV, Hepatitis C

A Western Colorado AIDS Project HIV and hepatitis C testing campaign has found an average 12% positive rate for hepatitis C among HIV-positive people and injection drug users who access the organization's services, Cox News Service/Grand Junction ... Read more »
Women Alive

HIV and Drug Users: A Different Clinical Picture

Different Clinical Picture The clinical picture of HIV in drug using populations is significantly different from HIV in other populations. For example, there are almost no cases of Kaposi's Sarcoma in male IDU's (Injection Drug Users) who are also... Read more »
AIDS Treatment News

Prison Health News First Issue Available

A newsletter for prisoners, family members, and medical staff,focusing on HIV, hepatitis, and other major illnesses in prison,is available without charge. The first issue looks at takingcare of one's health, getting necessary medical services both... Read more »
Ask the Experts

transmitting hepc

at what stage hepatitisc is transmitted...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
Hepatitis C can be transmitted sexually (uncommon) or through injection drug use (common) during chronic or acute stages of infection.... Read more »

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, do You think Procrit will help, and if it will be any interaction with the treatment?...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Are you sure your wife's platelet count, rather than her red blood cell count, is low? Low platelets are referred to as thrombocytopenia. Low red blood cells or hemoglobin is called anemia. The reason I ask for clarification is that... Read more »