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Hepatitis C Levels

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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 »

is this acute or chronic hep-c

I am a health care worker.Back in 1992 I had some mild increase in LFT ALT 60 hepatitis-c antibody... 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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HIV i-Base

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 »
HIV i-Base

Living With Coinfection

Overview Stress Alcohol Alcohol and liver damage Tips for reducing or avoiding alcohol Recreational drugs Smoking Body fat and body weight Body mass index Diet Herbal medicine Research on herbal medicine Overview Some of... Read more »
The Center for AIDS

Poor Blood Sugar Control and Overall Care in People With Diabetes and HIV

One third of people with HIV and diabetes in a NewYork City university medical center had poor controlof blood sugar, and low proportions met guidelines forblood pressure, cholesterol, and triglycerides. 1 In addition,physicians tested few of... 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 your liver? ... Read more »