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Hepatitis C Effect On The Liver

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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
Ask the Experts

Liver failure as side effect of meds

My partner was rushed to the hospital 4 years ago with bleeding. It was determened he has esophageal bleeding. The Doctor first suggested he was an alcoholic with cirrhosis, but after we discussed his meds he agreed it was a side effect of the...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...It actually is quite unusual to develop liver failure with cirrhosis/esophageal varices from just HIV meds (more often due to hepatitis C/ B, fatty liver, alcohol effects and other causes). Advanced liver failure with cirrhosis/varices is... Read more »

Hepatitis c a1

I was just told my sister has Hepatitis c a1...what exacly is this ? is this fetal ?
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...Your sister has a chronic liver disease. Not all patients need treatment. Effective therapy is available. Read more »

Effect of hepatitis c

Dear Doctors,My sister was diagnosed in Dec. 1996 with crypt. meningitis and a tcell count of 4. She came back from the brink, and now has 350+ tcells and undetectible vl on the more sensitive test. But she also has hepatitis C, and her doctor...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
...Hepatitis C is a leading cause of death in HIV patients nowadays. Her hepatitis C is likely to progress twice as fast in the presence of Read more »

Effectiveness of Pegasys towards Genotype 1a Hepatitis C

Dear Expert,My daughter was diagnosed with Genotype 1a hepatitis C. She get it from blood transfusion when she was born prematurely. Now she is 25 and thinking about joining a trail (if qualify) for getting pegylated interferon alfa-2a with...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
...Hello, the standard treatment for hepatitis C is pegylated interferon and ribavirin. The therapy is difficult and not everyone that is infected needs to be treated. The Read more »
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Project Inform

Immune Gene May Help Predict Effectiveness of Hepatitis C Therapy

... As discussed earlier, newer hepatitis C treatments are currently being studied that hopefully will not only cure more people but will also reduce its many side effects 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 »
HIV i-Base

Natural History of Hepatitis C

... Acute infection (0-6 months) Chronic infection (6+ months) End stage liver disease Factors that accelerate hepatitis C progression Hepatitis C and your liver What does your liver do? How does hepatitis C damage... Read more »
Project Inform

Milk Thistle May Help Improve Liver Health in People With HIV and Hepatitis C

... Those co-infected with HIV and hepatitis C (HCV) can face significant challenges with sustaining their liver health. This is due to how the two viruses affect the liver Read more »
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Hepatitis C and Coinfection

Posted by statusCunknown, 1 Reply
...opportunity to introduce myself. My name is Shari and I am not infected with HIV, (this by shear luck only). I AM infected with Hepatitis C and the virus has caused severe damage to my liver. Over 5 million Americans in this country are... 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 »

hepatitis c oculta

Posted by lll, 4 Replies
...he leido que se descubrio que existe un tipo de hepatitis c oculta que no se detecta ni con la prueba de anticuerpos ni con PCR. Yo tengo todo los sintomas de hepatitis y aunq tengo pruebas Read more »