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Hepatitis C Treatment Failure

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AIDS InfoNet

Hepatitis: Overview

...approved as initial therapy for chronic hepatitis B. For more information, see the guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control at www.cdc.gov/STD/treatment/2006/hepatitis-b.htm . Fact Sheet 507 has more information on drug treatments for hepatitis C. Several drugs are being developed to treat HCV. Other Types of Hepatitis Hepatitis caused by alcohol, drugs, or poisons leads to the same symptoms as viral hepatitis. In these...
Ask the Experts

alternative treatments for Hepatitis C

Are there alternative treatments for Hep C ie alpha lipoic acid, etc when the body is not strong enough to withstand the traditional treatment?
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...There are no proven alternative treatments for hepatitis C unfortunately. I am hoping that patients like you will have access to new therapies in a few years. Read more »

TRANSMISSION OF HEPATITIS C AFTER TREATMENT

I HAVE A FRIEND WHO WAS TREATED FOR HEPATIS C 4 YEARS AGO AND ALL RECENT BLOODWORK SHOW NO SIGNS OF THE DISEASE.IS HE STILL A CARRIER AND CAN HE STILL TRANSMITT THE DIESEAS SEXUALLY?
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
Treatment can cure hepatitis C. It is great news that he has such a wonderful result from treatment.I would still have safe sex if this friend is your sexual partner to prevent transmission of any other infectious disease that you may not be aware... Read more »

Mental Side effects of Hepatitis C treatment

Please could you give me information relating to the mental deterioration I have been warned to expect during the 6-month treatment of Hep. C genotype 2, due to start this November.
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
Interferon can cause headaches, irritability, depression, and decreased concentration among other symptoms. You will want to be able to easily contact your physician should you begin to have any significant symptoms - particularly those related to... Read more »

Hepatitis C Treatment Side Effects Heat Ears

Currently on Ribiviran and Interferon for HepC. Have hot spot on my leg. Is this a side effect, what is it from? Problems hearing clearly, a side effect? Solutions?
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
A hot spot on your leg could be related to an injection site reaction. If you did not inject here before, I would contact your doctor to be seen for a possible "cellulitis" - a skin infection. Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Obesity Tied to Hepatitis C Treatment Failure

New research suggests that obese patients in treatment for chronic hepatitis C (HCV) infection are more likely to achieve better results if the abnormalities associated with excessive fat tissue are corrected first. Obesity is considered a... Read more »
The Well Project

Treatment of Hepatitis C

Table of Contents What Is Hepatitis C? Who Should Get Treatment? What Treatments Are Available? How Effective is Treatment? Which to Treat First? Side Effects of Treatment Taking Care of Yourself References What... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

HIV and Hepatitis C Co-Infection

...consider getting ahepatitis C test because effective managementof both viruses improves your chances ofprotecting your health. Hepatitis C treatment can affect your HIVtreatment. You and your doctor will decideon the best way to manage both... Read more »
HIV i-Base

Hepatitis C Treatment and Management

... Hepatitis C treatment: how, why, when Who needs treatment? How is hepatitis C treated? What is pegylated interferon? How long is hepatitis Read more »
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Lost

Posted by LostNconfused, 5 Replies
I tested positive 3 days before Christmas and I think I am still numb to the fact. I haven't told any friends or family because I really don't know how and most are judgemental and I'm sure will walk away. But I guess if they do, then I didn't need... Read more »

Hepatitis C

Posted by hopefulindy, 1 Reply
I tested HIV- at 3.5 months post possible exposure. I have on going health issues and no answers. I am waiting on blood work to see if I have been exposed to Hep C. If someone is infected with Hep c and HIV at the same time would that slow the... Read more »

Infectious or Intoxication Diseases?

Posted by Anonymous
AIDS, Hepatitis C, BSE: Infectious or Intoxication Diseases? Claus Khnlein, Germany English translation and English edit by Jrgen Faas, Kathy McMahon and Fintan Dunne. With kind permission by the ... 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 »