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Hepatitis C Symptoms In Women

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AIDS InfoNet

Hepatitis C and HIV

...with side effects. Ribavirin can cause severe birth defects. Women should not use it for at least six months before they become pregnant, or during pregnancy. Men should not use RBV for at least six months before they get a woman pregnant. Hep C treatment usually lasts from 3 to 12 months. The goal of HCV treatment is to get rid of the virus, and to stay virus-negative for six months after finishing treatment. This is called an SVR, or...
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Hepatitis symptoms

In the past two years I have been feeling pain in my liver and also I have dark colored urine and my feces are yellow, I went to the doctor but she didnt detect liver inflammation so didnt order blood tests to detect any particular condition.My...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
You do not seem to be at risk for hepatitis C. Your hepatitis B risk is probably low also. Read more »

Hepatitis C

in Sept 2008, while testing for HIV, the doctor told me that I was infected with Hepatitis C, but it is gone. yesterday, i went to another doctor and talked about fatigue and hep C. i am very scared is there any treatment for complete removal of Hep...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...six months before they become pregnant, or during pregnancy. Men should not use RBV for at least six months before they get a woman pregnant.Hep C treatment usually lasts from 3 to 12 months. The goal of HCV treatment is to get rid of the virus,... Read more »

symptoms of hepatitis C

What are some of the symptoms of hepatitis C? I feel tired all the time and have a small ache on my right side, under the rib cage, it also seems hardened
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
Most commonly patients have no symptoms. Those that do often have fatigue. Patients with acute infection uncommonly have other symptoms such as right upper quadrant pain, nausea, loss of appetite and can develop jaundice (turning yellow). If you are... Read more »

Follow-up Question about Hep C and HIV Coinfection (DELAYED SEROCONVERSION: HIV and Hepatitis C coinfection 2009)

Dear Dr. Bob,Thank you for your prompt response. I will be making a donation at www.concertedeffort.org tomorrow. I have just a couple of questions I meant to ask previously.My risk event occurred as a result of a sexual assault from a man from...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...and manicuring equipment; and unprotected sex with someone who has HCV. Hepatitis C can also be transmitted from a pregnant woman to her fetus in the womb or to an infant during labor and delivery. Before thorough screening of the blood supply... Read more »
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Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

HIV and Hepatitis C Co-Infection

...aboutways to prevent or reduce them. Are Hep C treatments safeduring pregnancy? No. The drugs used to treat Hep C can harm afetus. Women who are pregnant or are thinkingabout having a baby should NOT use the drugsto treat Hep C during pregnancy... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

FAQs for the Public: Hepatitis C

...household? What are ways hepatitis C is not spread? Who is at risk for hepatitis C? What is the risk of a pregnant woman passing hepatitis C to her baby? Can a person get hepatitis C from a mosquito or other insect bite? Can I... Read more »
The Well Project

Caring for Your Liver if You Have HIV/AIDS

...of Contents Liver Basics Symptoms of Liver Damage Tests for Liver Damage The Liver and HIV Liver Disease and Women Caring for Your Liver Taking Care of Yourself Liver Basics Your liver is one of the most important... Read more »
The Well Project

Side Effects of HIV Drugs

...fact that women have higher levels of certain HIV drugs in their bloodstreams, even though they take the same doses as men. A woman's smaller body size, metabolism, or hormones may cause the higher levels. For example, with the protease inhibitor... Read more »
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Excessive Mastubation

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Infectious or Intoxication Diseases?

Posted by Anonymous
...appear 100%. For example, a patient who suffers from TB and who is also HIV-positive is today considered an AIDS patient. A woman who suffers from cervical carcinoma is today considered an AIDS patient, and so is a patient with a lymphoma. If... Read more »

Proof

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
A user in the other section said she sat on a needle and got HIV, its very possible and it has happened before, my question is has anyone ever heard of this happening ? and do they know anyone tht this has happened to ? or say sat on a needle and... Read more »