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Birth control pills with Hepatitis C(cronic)

I was tested positive for hepatitis C.There are no abnormalities of blood works and no other current noticeable effects.Should the use of birth control pills be prevented due to any affect on the liver or can they be used safely?Thanks.
Michael Fried, M.D.

Response from Michael Fried, M.D.

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Birth control pills may be used in the setting of chronic hepatitis C. Your risk of problems from them should be no greater than the average person. Discuss this further with your healthcare professional. Read more »

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Vertex Pharma's Hepatitis C Drug Gets Priority Review

Cambridge, Mass.-based Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc. reports its experimental hepatitis C drug telaprevir has been granted priority review status from regulators in both the United States and Canada. Vertex, which in November asked the US Food and... Read more »
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 of the American Association for the Study of... Read more »
HIV i-Base

Research Into New Hepatitis C Drugs

...PDF file here NATAP Reports relating to new HCV treatment are also regularly on the NATAP website: www.natap.org Hepatitis C drugs indevelopment An ongoing detailed list of HCV drugs in development is also posted to the HCVadvocate... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Gene Predicts Response to Hepatitis C Drugs: Study

...should not be offered therapy. Provided they have no liver damage, these patients might consider waiting for a new class of hepatitis C drugs -- protease inhibitors -- that are currently in mid-stage development, said Goldstein. The study, "... Read more »
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Two weeks down and a life time to live

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Well folks...it's the end of two weeks on Atripla and so far things are going well. Side effects have been limited and are now subsiding. My biggest problem so far is swallowing the pill. I have always had trouble swallowing pills...go figure...a... Read more »

Nervous...how do you get mentally prepped?

Posted by sugarplum, 5 Replies
I am a mid-20's female who is very nervous about getting tested for HIV. I know I need to get tested and I even have the lab paperwork...I have just avoided actually going to get the bloodwork done. I have only had one sexual partner (my now ex... 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 »