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Hepatitis C Treatment In Prison

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Hepatitis C, what now?

Dear Doctor,I have just found out that I have been carrying the "C" virus and have no idea when I got it except to say it must be for a few years now because of my last contact thru sex. I was away in prison when it was diagnosed and because of the...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
Dear Long Islander,You should be evaluated for treatment for the hepatitis C! That involves blood tests, vaccine for hepatitis A, ultrasound of the liver and perhaps biopsy. There are plenty of places that can be done including Nassau University... Read more »

Person with Hep C, B, & Cirosis

My boyfriend is in prison with one year left. He has had Hep C for about 6 years, found out he has Hep B 5 months ago, and found out he has cirosis of the liver about 10 months ago. Whats the average range as far as how many years could he still...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
His hepatitis B and hepatitis C have to be evaluated simultaneously to see which infection predominates. If he has cirrhosis, he will want to get an evaluation as to whether he has compensated or decompensated cirrhosis. If he has compensated... 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 »
Articles
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 »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

New Mexico Corrections Department to Offer Hepatitis C Treatment to Prison Inmates

...Department officials have announced that for the first time it will begin offering treatment to some of the 33% of the state's 6,200 prison inmates who have hepatitis C, the AP/Santa Fe New Mexican reports. Dr. Frank Pullara, a ... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Georgia: Lawsuit Takes State Prisons to Task for Hepatitis C Treatment

...depositions and examine medical records. Department of Corrections (DOC) spokesperson Peggy Chapman said, in an e-mail, that hepatitis C treatments are about 40 percent effective, and the strain of the virus in Georgia prisons is very resistant... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Pennsylvania Prison System to Cut Number of Inmates Receiving Treatment for Hepatitis C

...Maue, chief of medical services for the state Department of Corrections . Last year, the department was "over ... budget" for hepatitis C treatment, spending about $8.8 million, Maue said, adding that the most the department could spend on... Read more »
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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 »

hiv in prison

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
... HIV Articles Back Few Men Found to Get HIV in Prison- CDC Report "HIV Transmission Among Male Inmates in a State Prison System --- Georgia, 1992-2005" April 21, 2006 (full 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 »

Brits convict man of infecting friend with HIV

Posted by ScotCharles
...FEW months after my interview with Ms Y, I received an angry e-mail from Mola, who at that time was apparently in an Italian prison. It was a reaction to the report that had appeared in The Scotsman, which was sent to a friend and then forwarded... Read more »