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Hepatitis C Infection

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ABOUT ACUTE HEPATITIS C INFECTION

...hi,DR. BABARA,i have seen you said:"However, if - and only if - the healthcare worker becomes ill with ACUTE HEPATITIS C INFECTION - THEN AND ONLY THEN - is additional testing for HIV recommended at 12 months"but i want to know ,what is "becomes...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
This refers to both a person with symptoms or a person with viremia (HCV in the bloodstream) which will be found through routine testing as a follow-up of risk. Read more »

clearing hepatitis C infection

I know that some people infected with acute hepatitis end up clearing the infection on their own,... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Egypt: Hepatitis C Infection Reaches Alarming Figures

... With 9.8 percent of its population infected, Egypt has the world's highest incidence rate for hepatitis C. Health experts and researchers, however, believe the true figure could be as high as 20 percent. A recent study found more Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Britain Boosts Funds for Hepatitis C-Infected Patients

... On Monday, Britain's government announced it will provide more support for patients infected with hepatitis C virus through state health services in the 1970s and 1980s. Approximately £100 million to £130 million (US $159 million to Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

New York: Hepatitis C Infections Found in Clinic Patients

... Four patient-to-patient hepatitis C virus transmissions at a now-closed Manhattan hemodialysis clinic that occurred during 2005-2008 were likely due to improper Read more »
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

FDA Approves Stand-Alone Package of Rebetol (Ribavirin) for Combination Therapy with Intron A for the Treatment of Chronic Hepatitis C Infection

...capsules (ribavirin), an anti-viral drug for use with Intron A (interferon alfa-2b) for the treatment of patients with chronic hepatitis C infection. In 1998, FDA approved Rebetron combination therapy, a combination package containing Rebetol... 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 »

Hepatitis C, HIV and Seroconvertin

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...on here and all about how you take longer to become posivite - or atl east those nurses did - and they were coinfected with hepatitis C and HIV. so what's that mean? does that mean that the window period doesn't work if we're talking about... Read more »

Hepatitis C

Posted by hopefulindy, 1 Reply
...would delay production of antibodies. So is this correct or do I seriously need to find a new doctor that can treat a yeast infection that has been going on for 2.5 months now and is making me absolutely crazy. By the way I know that Hep C is... Read more »

confused

Posted by Anonymous
...virtually all patients seroconvert within 6 months (Am J Med 2000;109:568). Prophylaxis with antiretroviral agents and acute hepatitis C infection may prolong the time from transmission to seroconversion." It doesn't mention HBV. Read more »