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Hepatitis C Treatment Recovery

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AIDS InfoNet

Immune Restoration Syndrome

...got stronger. Then they responded to the CMV. That's when the patients developed what looked like a new case of CMV disease. There were similar cases in other patients and with different infections. It was called "immune recovery syndrome." Some patients developed fever and swollen lymph nodes. Others had inflammation in various parts of their bodies. These problems showed up after the patients had a large increase in their CD4...
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 »

POSITIVE HEPATITIS C GENOTYPE 2B

What are my chances of a recovery for this virus?
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
Extraordinarily high. I would consider going on treatment and getting a four week viral load to see if you are also a "rapid virologic responder". Then your chances are greater than 90 percent.Best of luck. 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 »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Combination of Genes May Enable Hepatitis C Recovery Without Treatment, Study Says

A specific gene combination may explain why 20% of people infected with hepatitis C are able to clear the infection from their bodies without treatment, according to a study published in the August 6 issue of Science , the AP/ Las Vegas Sun ... 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 »
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Clinical Manual: Hepatitis C Treatment

...combination with ribavirin, can provide any improvement in SVR among nonresponders. 11 Related Patient Brochures [PDF] Treatments for Hepatitis C Before You Start Treatment While You Are on Hepatitis C Treatment Common... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Hepatitis Highlights From CROI

...they may also have more rapid HIV disease progression, but research is conflicting. It is well known that interferon-based treatment for hepatitis C can slow or stop worsening of liver disease. Juan Berenguer and colleagues from Spain... 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 »

Thanks for your support and any more advice?

Posted by motherinlaw, 3 Replies
I want to thank everyone for their support and help. I posted this in response to my own previous posting and felt it might have gotten lost in the shuffle and so am reposting. I have just spoken to my son again. He was finally able to convince... Read more »

HIV+ Women or Recovery in Boston?

Posted by heatherblue, 2 Replies
...city to live in, but it's getting kinda lonely. I also wonder if there is anyone out there, male or female, who is HIV+ and in recovery(AA/NA)? I'm looking for someone to go to meetings with too... Read more »

Late presenter......

Posted by Anonymous, 15 Replies
...and on these combo's? If so, what did you think of each one? What are the side effects like? Also, do you make a complete recovery, and go on to lead a normal lifestyle? This is one of my main concerns. I'm sorry if I'm asking so many... Read more »