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Hepatitis C Medication Treatment

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Drug use question (HEPATITIS C AND HIV TESTING)

I have tested positive for Hep C as result of sharing needles. The incident was 3 months ago and I have since tested NEGATIVE for HIV. I have searched the archives and one of your responses states that there are instances where HIV seroconversion...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...published guidelines for health care workers who sustain a significant occupational exposure to a patient coinfected with HIV and hepatitis C viruses. These guidelines recommend HIV-antibody testing at baseline and at six and twelve weeks after... Read more »

What are the side affects of medication for Hepatitis C?

I have Hepatitis C and have been told recently that I should start taking the combination... Read more »

curious (SEXUAL TRANSMISSION OF HEPATITIS C)(HEPATITIS C AND DELAYED HIV SEROCONVERSION)(CURE FOR HIV)

Hey Dr. Frascino,First off, thanks for everything you do. Your hard work and dedication to all of... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Black Patients Fare Well on Vertex Hepatitis C Drug

... In a Phase III study, Vertex Pharmaceutical Inc.'s experimental hepatitis C drug telaprevir boosted sustained viral response rates among black patients, suggest data presented to the 61st annual meeting Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Community-Based Treatment for Chronic Hepatitis C in Drug Users: High Rates of Compliance With Therapy Despite Ongoing Drug Use

... The authors note that UK authorities' hepatitis C virus (HCV) treatment guidelines are evolving with respect to injecting drug users (IDUs). Nonetheless, patients with circumstances Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Medical Management of Chronic Hepatitis B and Chronic Hepatitis C

... Many individuals who become infected with hepatitis B virus (HBV) or hepatitis C virus (HCV) develop chronic liver disease that can gradually lead to serious liver damage. Medical management involves periodic Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

FDA Grants Roche Priority Review Status for Drug Combination to Treat HIV, Hepatitis C Co-Infected Patients

...had granted it priority review status for a drug combination therapy used to treat patients co-infected with HIV and chronic hepatitis C, Reuters reports. The hepatitis C drugs Pegasys and Copegus will be reviewed within six months, compared... Read more »
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Hepatitis C

Posted by hopefulindy, 1 Reply
I tested HIV- at 3.5 months post possible exposure. I have on going health issues and no answers. I am waiting on blood work to see if I have been exposed to Hep C. If someone is infected with Hep c and HIV at the same time would that slow the... Read more »

Hepatitis C

Posted by saylomoon, 1 Reply
...Hola amigos, como sabran tuve una posible exposicion con agujas mi pregunta, si alguien sabe, el periodo ventana para hepatitis C, hasta cuantos anos o meses se amplia, ya que en unas paginas lei que eran 6 meses y en otras son 3 anos. tengo... Read more »

Hepatitis C

Posted by capeac, 1 Reply
...no tengo de nuevo hora para la consulta y me gustara saber que sabeis sobre la fiabilidad de los resultados en el test de la Hepatitis C. ?Es cierto que cabe la posibilidad de un falso negativo -ojo estoy hablando de la Hepatitis C no del VIH-... 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 »