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coinfections hiv and hepc

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
please help i know you guess are not doctor but could you
please due some research for me ? I dont have acsess
to a computer often. can you find out if 6 months test is accurate or is it 6month from time of exposure or6 month after onset of symptoms Read more »

HIV and HEP-C co-infection

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
i know this might sound like a stupid question but is it possible to pick up both HIV and HEP-C from one unprotected, penis/vaginal sexual encounter ? and if so, can this cause problems with an HIV test at 3 months ? co-infection ?
thanks
regards
peter Read more »

I have a co-infection;HIV, and HEP-C.

Posted by stevepalma, 1 Reply
I found out that i had this co-infection(hiv,hep-c) in 2002.My doctor says that it is very hard to treat,however with sticking to my meds;this includes hiv meds, and interferon,i now have the hep-c under control after 30 weeks of a 48 week... Read more »

hiv and hepc

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
it has been 6 months since exposure started having diarrhea and
all my lymph nodes in my breast and under arm are swollen
soreness in my back. my stomach keeps burning. had ars 3 weeks
after exposure lymphadenopathy but it didnt hurt but my throat
was... Read more »

Anyone out there coinfected w/ HIV/HCV?

Posted by AMERIBOI2003, 3 Replies
New to this site and I would like to talk to anyone who may be coinfected w/ HIV/HCV. Anyone who has gone through treatment for HCV. Can answers some questions that I have to help me weigh all of my considerations for treatment. Read more »
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hiv and hepc coinfection

dear doc, i am an health care worker and its 3 months now that i got a prick from an terminally ill hepc and hiv coinfected person.if my ab test now says neg for hepc is it100% accurate.i understand that hiv ab test especially with hepc co...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
If your hepatitis C antibody test was negative at 3 months, that is good news since the majority of times it would be positive by now. You did not specify at which point your second set of test results are due - but I will assume that these are the... Read more »

hemophiliac coinfected, w/hepc,aids,and PML

My husband is a hemophiliac diagnosed in 1989 with hep.c and hiv...he contracted PML 24 months ago and began Haart therapy. He has cognitive and speech deficits now, and at his last appointment, we were told that his liver enzymes are up. Now he is...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
I would get an ultrasound of his liver and follow his liver enzymes carefully, especially if he is having right upper quadrant pain. I would also get an alfa feto protein (AFP) and tests of his liver's synthetic function, such as albumin and... Read more »

interaction of coq 10 in hiv/ hepc

interaction of coq 10 with a co-infected hiv/hepc individual. my liver disease (ascities) has me with the liver transplant team. 250 -tcell and non detected hiv ....
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
If by coq 10 you mean co-enzyme 10 then use of that supplement is generally OK for persons with HIV infection and liver disease though recommend reviewing all meds with your care team/pharmacist.Evidence for actual benefit remains minimal. KH... Read more »

HIV/HEPC

My daughter is 21 and was diagnosed co-infected at the end of 2002. She started aroun 598/25000. She is a crack-cocaine addict. She is now, or was a month ago at 302/44000. Currently she is MIA on the streets with the drugs. I know that 200 is full...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
You are rightly concerned about your daughter. However, I would reassure you that I work with many patients with a history of drug use, and when the patient commits to their HIV medications, they do very well, even with low T cell counts. Dr.... Read more »
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National Association of People With AIDS

Hep-C Treatment Without Interferon Comes Closer

Many of us who live with HIV are alive today in part because we received effective treatment to clear our hepatitis C (HCV) co-infections. Interferon-boosted Ribavirin was a lifesaver, but the interferon side effects could be rugged. MedPage Today... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

À la Carte -- 10. Hepatitis C Co-Infection

Many people living with HIV are also living with hepatitis C, a virus that attacks and damages the liver. In people who are co-infected, the liver inflammation and damage may progress faster than in people who have hepatitis C alone; and sometimes... Read more »
TheBody.com

This Month in HIV: Update on Hepatitis C/HIV Coinfection

Welcome to This Month in HIV. I'm Terri Wilder . This month's topic is HIV and hepatitis C coinfection. Up to one third of people with HIV are estimated to also have hepatitis C, and living with both viruses is no picnic. The good news is that,... Read more »
Treatment Action Group

Guide to Hepatitis C for People Living With HIV

Introduction Welcome to our treatment guide for HIV-positive people who also have the hepatitis C virus (called HCV, for short). The people who wrote this guide have direct experience with HIV and hepatitis C. We have written this guide to... Read more »