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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
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Outcome of Hepatitis C without any type of treatment

My husband was reciently diagnosed with Hep "C". We can't afford the treatment that the Dr. reccommended at the time, and our insurance won't cover it all. Is there any chance that he may get worse any time soon? What is the mortality rate with...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...make interferon to see if you can get access to medications, since your insurance will not assist you and you can't afford them.Hepatitis C progresses slowly, but your husband's disease may be more advanced. That is unclear to me from the... Read more »

Hep C cure

I was treated for Hep C with Rebetrol in 2002 and was told that the virus was dead. I was re-tested 1 year later to ensure there was still no trace of the virus.Insurance companies will not accept me because I once had Hep C (decline) and also...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...I would ask your doctor to write a letter to the insurance company telling them that you are cured of your hepatitis C infection. It could potentially help. Read more »

hepatitis c

i have been diagnosed with h c my viral load is over 6 million i am chronic i also suffer from depression and my dr doesn't think i am not canidate for interferon he doessnt want to take me as A PT I NEED A BIOPSY BUT HAVE no insurance is my...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
...First thing you need to do is to get yourself insurance. If you cannot I would suggest that you get yourself to the major research centers in Florida in Miami or Gainesville or Tampa Read more »

how long does the hep C test take?

How long do you have to wait for results on a Hep C screen? My husband found out he has Hep C when he applied for more life insurance..I had blood drawn 2 days later and it has been 2 weeks..they tell me the test isn't back yet. My husband's...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...there are no risk factors for HCV, I would strongly advise you to obtain a RIBA test. This will prove that he does not have hepatitis C infection. This will be important for your health insurance information. Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Irish Government Launches Program to Provide Life Insurance to People With HIV, Hepatitis C Through Contaminated Blood Products

...Thursday launched a program to provide life insurance, mortgage protection and travel insurance to people who contracted HIV or hepatitis C through contaminated blood products, Ireland's Evening Echo reports ( Evening Echo , 9/27). In the... Read more »
The Body

This Month in HIV: Update on Hepatitis C/HIV Coinfection

... Welcome to This Month in HIV. I'm Terri Wilder . This month's topic is HIV and hepatitis C coinfection. Up to one third of people with HIV are estimated to also have hepatitis C, and living with both viruses is no picnic. Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Antiviral Therapy to Treat Hepatitis C Is Declining in the U.S.

... The incidence of new hepatitis C virus infections has declined in the United States, and improvements in antiviral therapy have been dramatic. Yet a significant Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Colorado: Bail Denied for Surgery Technician in Hepatitis C Scare

...judge denied bail for a surgical technician accused of a drug-theft scheme that potentially exposed nearly 6,000 patients to her hepatitis C infection. The technician is alleged to have stolen syringes filled with the powerful narcotic Fentanyl,... Read more »
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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 »

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 »