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Hepatitis C Stage And Grades

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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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Effectiveness of Pegasys towards Genotype 1a Hepatitis C

Dear Expert,My daughter was diagnosed with Genotype 1a hepatitis C. She get it from blood transfusion when she was born prematurely. Now she is 25 and thinking about joining a trail (if qualify) for getting pegylated interferon alfa-2a with...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
...Hello, the standard treatment for hepatitis C is pegylated interferon and ribavirin. The therapy is difficult and not everyone that is infected needs to be treated. The Read more »

Hep C & Hiv

I was diagnoised with Hiv in December 2006 with a viral load of 860,000 and a cd4 count of 280. I went on HIV drugs (kaletra & truvada) and now my viral load is now 110 and my cd4 is 790. I found out the end of Feb that I have hep c geno 1a & 1b...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...liver function tests start becoming elevated again, you could consider speaking with your physician about starting treatment for hepatitis C since interferon would certainly lead to "biochemical improvement" eg, improvement of your liver function... Read more »

Hepatitis C Diagnosis

gross examination- specimen consists of two cores of light brown soft tissue, measuring 0.2 and 1.4Liver biopsy: chronic haptitis C, with moderate inflammatory activity (grade 3) abd periportal fibrosis (stage 2)Patchy mild far metamorphosis Patchy...
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
The biopsy results mean there is moderate damage to the liver by HCV infection. HCV treatment would be indicated provided there are no other active medical issues and all screening tests are negative. Read more »

Relation between progression and response

Is there any relation in between grade of liver damage and response to treatment?Thank you
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
...the lower the response. However it is only a very slight effect because even cirrhotics with stage 4 fibrosis can be cured of hepatitis C at only a slightly lower rate. DTD Read more »
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Treatment Action Group

Guide to Hepatitis C for People Living With HIV

... Glossary Acute infection: with hepatitis C, this refers to the first six months after infection. Albumin: a protein made by the liver that carries drugs, hormones, and Read more »
The Body

HIV/AIDS Activists Give Harsh Grades to Drug Companies

...best later on. But being first gives some kind of bragging rights, so there's a huge race to be first to the market with a hepatitis C drug right now. That's drawn some attention away from HIV, for which people think the treatments are pretty... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

HIV and Hepatitis C Co-Infection

... Are you HIV positive and newly diagnosed with hepatitis C (Hep C)?Do you have one virus and think youmight be infected with the other? If so, this brochure answers somebasic questions Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Liver Biopsy

...examined for signs of scarring or other disease or damage. A liver biopsy is the best way to check the condition of the liver. Hepatitis C (HCV) viral load or liver function tests do not indicate the extent of liver damage. In a biopsy, a sample... 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 »