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The Well Project

Caring for Your Liver if You Have HIV/AIDS

Table of Contents Liver Basics Symptoms of Liver Damage Tests for Liver Damage The Liver and HIV Liver Disease and Women Caring for Your Liver Taking Care of Yourself Liver Basics Your liver is one of the most important organs in your body. It is also the largest -- about the size of a football. It is protected from injury behind the lower right section of your ribs. The liver acts as your body's chemical...
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lab test

I have hep c cirrjosis, my test came back as hep a ab reactive,hep bs ab nonreactive, hep bs ag nonreactive,hep c ab reactive,hiv ab non reactive negitive, syphlis negative thank you so much can not seem to get answers
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
Your hepatitis A may be reactive due to prior immunization or exposure. However, HAV does not cause chronic liver disease. You will want to get immunized against hepatitis B since your surface antibody is nonreactive. You will need to discuss with... Read more »

Hep C, Stage 4 Cirrhosis - life expectancy

My husband 55, yr old, 1 yr ago diagnosed with Hep C, St 4 Cirrhosis, tx 8 weeks, labs crashed and had to stop, success rate for treatment is 20%, what is his life expectancy? I am 40 and need to at least be prepared within myself. PLEASE RESPOND!!
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
There are several important issues:1. Your husband should be under the care of a hepatologist. 2. He should have evaluation for possible varices. If these are found then he should undergo further treatment with beta blockers.3. He should have... Read more »

regarding HIV

dear doctor,yesterday i had sex with a call girl without having condom.it was first time in my life.now i feel so worried that whether i hav HIV.fine i know there is HIV test.if in test they say that i have HIV,is there 100% cure since it found in...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
Since you may have been exposed to HIV you should call your doctor or go to an Emergency Room to start medication to reduce the chance of becomming infected. Ant-HIV medication, if started AS SOON AS POSSIBLE, but not more than 48 hours after an... Read more »

Confused about the swiss study

I discussed with my doctor about the swiss study which claims that in a monogamous serodiscordant and straight relationship with the infected partner on treatment and with an undetectable viral load the use of a condom is no more imperative. He...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
Thanks for your question.The recommendations were based on the finding that loweing the viral load will indeed lessen the risk of transmission of HIv but may not eliminate it.Studies that examined men on HAART with undetectable viral loads in their... Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

Hepatitis: Overview

What Is Hepatitis? Viral Hepatitis Other Types of Hepatitis Medication Problems Alternative Approaches What Is Hepatitis? Hepatitis means an inflammation, or swelling, of the liver. Viruses can cause hepatitis. Alcohol, drugs... Read more »
The Well Project

Oral Sex: What's the Real Risk for HIV?

Table of Contents Studies on the Risks of Oral Sex Tips for Safer Oral Sex Taking Care of Yourself The chances of HIV being transmitted from an HIV+ person to an HIV-negativeperson depends on the type of contact. HIV is most easily... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Salvage Therapy

What Is Salvage Therapy? How Can You Avoid Salvage Therapy? When Does Someone Need Salvage Therapy? What Is a "Holding Regimen"? Getting Access to New Drugs The Bottom Line What Is Salvage Therapy? Antiretroviral therapy (ART)... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Cryptosporidiosis

What Is Cryptosporidiosis? Can Crypto Be Prevented? How Is Crypto Treated? The Bottom Line What Is Cryptosporidiosis? Cryptosporidiosis (crypto) is an infection caused by the parasite Cryptosporidium . A parasites gets its... Read more »
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Excessive Mastubation

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
Ever since I found out that I'm poz, I've been spending a lot more time mastubating. Is that normal? Or could it be because of the amount of time I've been spending reading posts about sexual issues? Pleasing myself has become an every day thing... Read more »

Hiding behind HIV

Posted by Magnet, 4 Replies
I write this question in the hope of gaining insight from both HIV positive gay men as well negative men in "magnetic partnerships". I only now discovered this term "magnetic", as it relates to my life! It can no longer be a twist of fate that my... Read more »

can you avoid lipodystrophy?

Posted by hopefulone, 4 Replies
s there a way you can avoid or lesson the impact of lipodystrophy if on atripla? good diet and regular exercise? or regardless of exercise and diet youre going to change? Read more »

How To Avoid Excessive Negative Thinking

Posted by Choosing2Liv, 5 Replies
I really appreciate reading so many of your posts that give hope and receiving encouraging messages from some of you who are going through many of things that I have or will go through. Recently, I received a message from Mike that reminded me... Read more »