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Hepatitis: Overview

...swelling, of the liver. Viruses can cause hepatitis. Alcohol, drugs (including prescription medications), or poisons can also cause hepatitis. So can opportunistic infections such as Mycobacterium avium complex (MAC, see Fact Sheet 514 ) or Cytomegalovirus (CMV, see Fact Sheet 504 ). Hepatitis is a very common disease. It can affect people even if their immune systems are healthy. Hepatitis can lead to serious scarring (cirrhosis) of the...
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H1N1 vaccine

HelloThis may seem like a silly question, but why shouldn't HIV(+) individuals get the "attenuated live virus" that is available through the flu-nasal mist especially if one has already had the regular flu shot over a month ago?
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...infections. However, others help your body fight an infection that you already have. These are called "therapeutic vaccines." See fact sheet 480 for more information on therapeutic vaccines and HIV."Live" vaccines use a weakened form of the germ.... Read more »

Flu Vaccine's and BLIPS

Could the seasonal flu vaccine or the N1H1 vaccine cause a Viral Load BLIP (slight to moderate rise) sometime after having one?I ask because I have been religious taking my HIV med's since 1998 and back in September & October I received my vaccines....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...infections. However, others help your body fight an infection that you already have. These are called "therapeutic vaccines." See fact sheet 480 for more information on therapeutic vaccines and HIV."Live" vaccines use a weakened form of the germ.... Read more »

Hepatitis C

in Sept 2008, while testing for HIV, the doctor told me that I was infected with Hepatitis C, but it is gone. yesterday, i went to another doctor and talked about fatigue and hep C. i am very scared is there any treatment for complete removal of Hep...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...It Diagnosed?Sometimes, people with hep C have abnormally high results on routine blood tests that measure liver enzymes. See Fact Sheet 122 for more information on these tests. If you have been at risk for hep C, get tested even if your liver... Read more »

Drug interactions?

Dear doc I want to know if there are any interactions between atripla ketamine and MDMA . I have read interaction charts which say no known interactions. But what does this mean? None known because there have been no trials (in which case there's a...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...the liver. There are no case reports or studies of interactions with ARVs. However, ritonavir (Norvir), nelfinavir (Viracept, fact sheet 444) and efavirenz (Sustiva) may cause high levels of ketamine. This could cause... Read more »
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Hepatitis C Fact Sheet

...symptoms. jaundice fatigue dark urine abdominal pain loss of appetite nausea   Cause Hepatitis C virus (HCV) Long-Term Effects Chronic infection: 55%-85% of infected persons Chronic liver... Read more »
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Hepatitis B Vaccine: Fact Sheet

... First Anti-Cancer Vaccine Hepatitis B vaccine prevents hepatitis B disease and its serious consequences like hepatocellular carcinoma (liver cancer). Therefore, Read more »
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HIV Health Checklist

...This will be very helpful if you ever change health care providers. Routine Laboratory Tests CD4 (T-cell) Count (See fact sheet 124 ): This test measures the strength of your immune system. It also indicates your risk of developing... Read more »
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Immune Restoration Syndrome

...symptoms are headaches. Hepatitis B and C: Some of these were cases of hepatitis C that had not previously been diagnosed. Fact Sheets 506 and 507 have more information about hepatitis. Herpes Zoster (Shingles) and Herpes Simplex ... Read more »
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