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Hepatitis C Treatment Guidelines

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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...
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hiv and failed hcv treatment

dear doctor, i've been hiv poz since 2002 and hcv poz since dec. 2004. this year after a liver biopsy that gave me an F1 result i had a try at interferon and rivabirin, and though i experienced a 3 log drop, after 6 months the virus was still...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...and more studies are suggesting that keeping HIV suppressed is good news for your liver health. That is why several treatment guidelines are suggesting consideration of earlier initiation of HIV medications in patients with viral hepatitis. 5.... Read more »

what to do????????

My husband has been told that he may infact have hepititas c..We have been married 3 yrs now. I have 2 small children from my prior marrage that live in the same house with us. My concern is for me and my children not to be infected with this virus....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...effectiveness of therapy, such as severe untreated depression (which can be made worse by the use of interferon-alfa, the standard treatment for hepatitis C). Treatment is contraindicated (shouldn't be used) under the following circumstances:... Read more »

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 »
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PositiveWords

Hepatitis C Treatment Guidelines

...(cirrhosis) and liver cancer. In June 2002, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) held a meeting to update its HCV treatment guidelines. The following are recommendations from the guidelines: Diagnostic Tests To determine if someone has been... 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 »
AIDS Treatment News

Prison Health Care: Activist Campaign Targets Hepatitis, HIV Care for Prisoners and Continuity of Care After Release

...ATAC), is fighting for the health care rights of prisoners with hepatitis C and HIV. While many states have adopted HIV and hepatitis C treatment guidelines, prisons often have huge discrepancies between official policy and actual practice of... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Pennsylvania Plan to Limit Hepatitis C Treatment in Prisons "Puts Everyone at Risk," Opinion Piece Says

...and cost to our society." Although Love commends the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections for "initially taking the lead in hepatitis C treatment," he says that it is important that they "reconsider curtail[ing] the program." Love concludes,... Read more »
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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 »

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 »

sister of my fiance has aids, need advice

Posted by knut_hamsun, 4 Replies
My fiance just told me her sister has aids. my fiance tested lately, and she is negative. some of the other family members have not been tested. The sister has been sick for 10y. I am in a bit of shock here, and need some advice. the sister has... Read more »

blood donation again

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
Hey there! Is it possible for blood not to be visible to the eye, but nonetheless could it transmit dangerous virus? I'm the guy with the blood donation session, when the nurse was touching the hole on my arm, from which I donated blood. Read more »