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signs and symptoms of hepatitis B and the effective treatment

ok...thank you Dr.Conway,I hope you'll not be annoyed. I had another question. Well,so how long will it be to get immunity after vaccination? What would be the best treatment of hepatitis B virus? Is it true that even if you are treated your still...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
It may take a month or so after you begin the immunization sequence for HBV to get measurable immunity, although you should still get the 3 injections at month 0, 1 and 6. If treatment is ever needed, many drugs are now available, such as... 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... Read more »

Hepatitis C Treatment Side Effects Heat Ears

Currently on Ribiviran and Interferon for HepC. Have hot spot on my leg. Is this a side effect,... Read more »
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Immune Gene May Help Predict Effectiveness of Hepatitis C Therapy

...hepatitis C treatments are currently being studied that hopefully will not only cure more people but will also reduce its many side effects and length of therapy. In the meantime, a gene called IL28B has been found that may help predict how... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Effect of a Hepatitis C Virus Educational Intervention or a Motivational Intervention on Alcohol Use, Injection Drug Use and Sexual Risk Behaviors Among Injection Drug Users

... Researchers in the current study compared the effects of two interventions on alcohol use: using a new syringe at last injection, and using a condom at last sexual encounter in a Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Study: Getting the Message Straight: Effects of a Brief Hepatitis Prevention Intervention Among Injection Drug Users

...containing novel injection hygiene supplies and written materials were distributed to every client at each visit. After one month, effectiveness was evaluated by comparing the self-reported injection practices of participants who were exposed to... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Taiwan: Newer Hepatitis Drug More Effective -- Study

... Two studies published today indicate that Bristol-Myers Squibb's new drug Baraclude (entecavir) is more effective against hepatitis B than GlaxoSmithKline's Epivir (lamivudine). The two drugs are among five approved for hepatitis B treatment Read more »
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Hepatitis C and Coinfection

Posted by statusCunknown, 1 Reply
... The Hepatitis C community can learn much from AIDs advocates and activists, but more important, we need to join forces to effectively make the general public aware of this epidemic. Thank you for letting me go on and on. Maybe we can start a... Read more »

hepatitis c - interferon tratamiento

Posted by Anonymous
...DOCTOR ME SUGERIO TRATAR CON INTERFERON. EL PROBLEMA ES QUE MIS DEFENSAS SUBEN Y BAJAN Y COMO LEI INTERFERON TIENE MUCHOS SIDES EFFECTS. TAMBIEN HACE TRES ANOS ME ENFERME Y ME DIO P.M.L USE INTEFERON TODOS LOS DIAS ME INYECTABA Y ME DIO ANEMIA... Read more »

Hepatitis B question - would anyone know?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...I'm a 26 yr old male that was born with Hepatitis B. I'm in a monogamous relationship with my girlfriend, who is vaccinated with the Hep B vaccine. We have been searching ALL Read more »

kaletra side effects

Posted by brendaelisa, 4 Replies
...Does anybody knows if kaletra's side effect is excesive diharrea. My cousin has hiv-type 1 and we are giving him Kaletra but it is giving him a masive diharrea and he got Read more »