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Hepatitus B Hiv

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hepatitus b & hepatitus c

I have recently donated blood.I have received a letter stating that I tested postitive for either hepatitus b or c, they were not positive which. I have never used any drugs, needles or had any blood transfusions. I have recently had a redioactive...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
If the blood bank said you might have hepatitis, you should take that letter to your MD and get tested for hepatitis B,C and HIV. It is possible that one of them might be a false positive. It is silly to guess, however, go get tested! DTD... Read more »

relationship between Hepatitus B and HIV

Is there a relationship in any way? Do a high percentage of HIV+ individuals also test concurrently... Read more »
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Treatment Action Group

Guide to Hepatitis C for People Living With HIV

Issues Affecting People Living With HCV/HIV Coinfection Acute HCV Infection in HIV-Positive Gay Men "It changes how you think about sexual risk." "Prior to the HCV infection, I had a reasonably active sex life, mostly with other HIV-positive... Read more »
International Association of Physicians in AIDS Care

Focus on Hepatitis: HIV/HCV Coinfection and CVD Risk

Coinfection with hepatitis C virus (HCV) increases the risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) in HIV-positive patients, according to a study published in the January 11, 2007, edition of the journal AIDS . The investigators found that the... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Telaprevir Under Study for HIV/HCV Coinfection

The investigational hepatitis C virus (HCV) protease inhibitor telaprevir -- the furthest along of the new directly targeted antiviral agents -- is now being tested in HIV/HCV coinfected individuals. The drug has demonstrated good antiviral activity... Read more »
Treatment Action Group

Guide to Hepatitis C for People Living With HIV

HIV Drugs and HCV Infection Although coinfected people are at risk for liver toxicity from ARVs, the benefit of HIV treatment outweighs the risk for liver toxicity. Some side effects are more common in people with HCV coinfection, including... Read more »
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What about Hepatitus C?

Posted by riverprincess, 1 Reply
I know this site is about HIV but with HepC getting out of control shouldn't we suggest to folks to also get tested for that as well as the HIV ? There are more people becoming infected withHepC even if their tests come back neg for HIV. Read more »

Hepatitus C and pregnancy

Posted by stevetrip, 1 Reply
Can a guy with Hep C pass it on to his wife and have a baby born with Hep C? Read more »

Anyone out there coinfected w/ HIV/HCV?

Posted by AMERIBOI2003, 1 Reply
Hi guys new to web site. Wanting info from anyone who has or is doing treatment for Hepatitus C. What has been your experiences. Interested in sharing w/me to help me make the best decision. I have yet to start treatment for the Hepatitus. Read more »

HIV and HEP-C in NYC

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I'm 36 years old, HIV+ and recently diagnosed with Hepatitus-C. the combination scares me and isolates me one step further from those with only the common thread of HIV. I'm interested in establishing contact with others in the same boat for mutual... Read more »