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Hepatitis C Treatment For Children

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treatment for children

you say that for babies who get hepatitis c from their mothers, that children tolerate treatment well, yet everything else i read says that there is no treatment offered to children.
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...Food and Drug Administration has approved the use of the combination anti-viral therapy for the treatment of hepatitis C in children 3 to 17 years old. I have also included the web link for you to see for... Read more »

Topping and Hep C (SEXUAL TRANSMISSION OF HEPATITIS C, 2008)

Okay so this is my question.... I am an HIV positive gay man, and currently I had unsafe sex with... Read more »

Accidental Spit in Eye (Hep C) (HEPATITIS C TRANSMISSION)

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This Month in HIV: Update on Hepatitis C/HIV Coinfection

...had to make some very serious changes on that very quickly. I had to knock that off. So, Greg. Tell me about starting the treatment for hepatitis C. Talk me through that process of you deciding to start the treatment. Then, if you can talk to... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

FAQs for the Public: Hepatitis C

...needlesticks Recipients of blood or organs from a donor who tested positive for the hepatitis C virus HIV-infected persons Children born to mothers infected with the hepatitis C virus Less common risks include: Having sexual contact... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Vaccinations and HIV

...homeless people. Diphtheria and tetanus vaccines are always combined. Tetanus and diphtheria vaccines are usually given to children as a series of three shots. A single booster shot can be given every ten years. People with HIV should not... Read more »
AIDSinfo

An Overview of Viread (Tenofovir)

...infection in adults. It is not known whether tenofovir DF is safe and effective for treatment of chronic hepatitis B infection in children under the age of 18 years. Dosage Form/Administration Always take this medication as your doctor... Read more »
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