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hepatitis A and drug use

Dr: I am recovering from hepatitis A my question is does the drug ectasy affect the liver in any way and my interfere with my recovery? what about marijuana? how long should i wait so i can drink alcohol again?
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
Let's take the last one first. Most physicians recommend waiting at least 6 months before consuming alchohol again after your liver tests are all normal again. Under no circumstances would I recommend ectasy. Marijuana is generally not harmful to... Read more »

Drug use question (HEPATITIS C AND HIV TESTING)

I have tested positive for Hep C as result of sharing needles. The incident was 3 months ago and I... Read more »

Pulled off meds because of drug induced hepatitis

I started Reyataz/Truvada/Norvir 9/26/08, last week a routine liver function test came back... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

U.S., EU Grant Accelerated Reviews of Merck Hepatitis Drug

... The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted an accelerated review of Merck & Co.'s experimental hepatitis C drug boceprevir, a status designated for drugs that represent a significant medical advancement or address a public health... Read more »
Fair Pricing Coalition

Patient Assistance and Co-Pay Programs for HIV and Viral Hepatitis Drugs

...lists for state AIDS Drug Assistance Programs (ADAPs). Following is a list of co-pay and patient assistance programs for HIV and hepatitis B and C, and contact information for these programs. This is a living document that will be updated as... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

U.S. Government Panel Backs New Hepatitis Drug; Therapy, Created to Fight AIDS, Works Against Liver Infection

...Food and Drug Administration's Antiviral Drugs Advisory Panel voted unanimously Tuesday to recommend approval of a new drug for hepatitis B, a potentially life-threatening liver ailment that afflicts more than 1 million Americans. The drug,... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Pact Is Reached to Develop Anadys's Hepatitis Drug

...it has signed an exclusive licensing agreement with San Diego-based Anadys Pharmaceuticals Inc. for a drug to treat chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV). According to the deal, Novartis obtains the right to develop and manufacture ANA975 -- currently... 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 »

Hepatitis risk

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
unprotected sex with man with homemade tattoos and professional tattoos. What do I do? Read more »

Hepatitis B and C

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...have some questions that are not well answered here or in another sites. What are the possibilities of being infected with Hepatitis B from a relation with a woman via vaginal without protection? Many sites claim that the Hep B virus is... Read more »

Any other guys out there had Hepatitis-B??

Posted by MarkyMark, 9 Replies
...I have been goin through an acute episode of Hepatitis-B for 3 months now and cant seem to find anyone out there who has also gone through this and i have no one to talk to, I feel Read more »