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Hepatitis C Stages

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Hepatitis & HIV

My brother in law has had NIV since the 80's and has not gone into AIDS although he has been told recently that he also has Hepatitis C Stage 2. Is it possible to have HIV and not AIDS and Have Hep C stage 2? He has not had a byopsy. Im just...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
HIV and HCV coinfection are commonly seen together due to shared modes of transmission. However, we cannot predict a patient's liver disease based on the patient's HIV status. For example, I have had long-term non-progressors (HIV infected patients... Read more »

Down to 21 from 2,190,000

I am being treated for hepatitis C. I am stage 3 and my initial viral load was 2,190,000. At 3... Read more »
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Rapid Liver Fibrosis Occurring More Frequently Among HIV-Infected Men Newly Coinfected With Hepatitis C

...Mt. Sinai School of Medicine in Manhattan. My presentation is describing accelerated liver fibrosis in the outbreak of acute hepatitis C in HIV-infected men, 1 which had not been previously described. These were otherwise pretty healthy men... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Canada: Manitoba Liver Expert Says Too Few Doctors Testing for Hepatitis C

... Not enough family doctors are testing for hepatitis C, and many people with the infection are unaware they have it, according to Dr. Kelly Kaita, director of the viral hepatitis investigative Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Both Hepatitis C Drugs Work About the Same: Study

...study comparing Schering-Plough's pegylated-interferon Pegintron and ribavirin with Roche's Pegasys and ribavirin shows both hepatitis C treatments worked equally well. The study by Dr. Mark Sulkowski of Johns Hopkins University involved 3,000... Read more »
ACRIA and GMHC

Hepatitis C: The Changing Picture

... As if having HIV weren't already enough of a challenge, about 25% of people with this virus also have the hepatitis C virus. Over time, this can lead to serious liver disease, and some studies show that this happens faster in people who also 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 »