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How Do People Get Hepatitis

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Guide to Clinical Trials for People With Hepatitis C

There are many new hepatitis C drugs being studied in clinical trials. People with hepatitis C have many options to choose from. Whether you have hepatitis C or another medical condition, deciding to participate in a clinical trial can be... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Triple Trouble: Infection With Hepatitis B Increases Risk of Death for People with HIV and Hepatitis C Co-Infection

A Spanish research team reports that hepatitis B infection increases the risk of death by 75 percent for HIV/ hepatitis C-co-infected people. Earlier studies have focused on HIV/ hepatitis C co-infection or HIV/hepatitis B co-infection, but not the... Read more »
Project Inform

All HIV-Positive People Should Be Screened for Hepatitis C

In the U.S., it's estimated that 1 out of every 3-4 people living with HIV also has the hepatitis C virus (HCV). That's nearly 350,000 Americans who could face serious liver disease at some point in their lives. However, most of these individuals... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Is PrevPac ok for people who have inactive hepatitis b?

I'm inactive carrier of hepatitis b. I got it in the 1990s(I had tested negative for hbsag in 1986). I'm 37 now. I was prescribed PrevPac(Antibiotics and prevacid) to treat HPolari infection. I have normal liver function test. Is it ok for...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
Yes, being an inactive carrier is a very good type of chronic hepatitis B. It is usually associated with little or no liver disease. I would not be concerned about taking your PrevPac.The kind of medication that can make hepatitis B flare up in your... Read more »

hep c transmission (Guide to Hepatitis C for People Living With HIV)

Dear Dr. Bob:How exactly is Hep C transmitted?Best regards,Just Wondering...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,I'll post some information about hepatitis C transmission from the archives below.Dr. BobGuide to Hepatitis C for People Living With HIVTesting, Coinfection, Treatment and SupportBy Simon Collins and Tracy SwanAugust 2007First Questions We... Read more »

curious (SEXUAL TRANSMISSION OF HEPATITIS C)(HEPATITIS C AND DELAYED HIV SEROCONVERSION)(CURE FOR HIV)

Hey Dr. Frascino,First off, thanks for everything you do. Your hard work and dedication to all of us who need answers doesnt go unnoticed. You are a great person.I have a couple of questions.What is your oppinion on hepatitis c as an STD. Ive heard...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,1.I've discussed the sexual transmission of hepatitis C many times in this forum. Check the archives! As an example, I'll reprint below some information form the archives pertaining to this topic. 2.If someone is infected with several... Read more »

Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C Antibody Tests

Dr. Dieterich:While I understand that there are other tests capable of detecting hepatitis b and c more quickly after a potential exposure than the antibody tests, can you tell me what the window period is for the antibody tests to detect hepatitis...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
The window period is usually around 6 months reliably. However most people show antibodies at 3 months but some may take as long as 12 months although that would be a rarity. DTD... Read more »
Connect With Others

SEEKING PEOPLE WHO USED INTERFERON FOR HEPATIS C

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
HELLO ! MY LIVER DOCTOR WANTS ME TO USED INTEFERON FOR THE HEPATITIS C, BUT THE PROBLEM I HAVE IS THAT MY T-CELLS GO UP AND DOWN. MY T-CELLS ARE 325 NOW BUT THE LAST MONTH WERE 221 AND THE MONTH BEFORE WERE 175,IN JANUARY I HAVE 400. I DID A BIOPSY... Read more »

HIV and hepatitis

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
if you had sex with a person who has hepatitis and HIV at the same time, can you contract both HIV and hepatitis or if you get hepatitis from a person who has HIV also, can you get HIV or vice versa? Read more »

Hepatitis and Seroconversion

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
People have been posting that if you are coinfected with Hepatitis C, you will need longer to seroconvert for HIV.

Does anybody know anything about transmission about Hepatitis C? I know that B can be transmitted sexually, but most things I've seen... Read more »

some good news for HIV+ people

Posted by Anonymous
I'm a person with Hep C. I've been looking for something that will help me with my problems. I won't lie I'm also a Saleman for what I'm about ready to tell you.
I ran into a person that turned me on to Dr. Robert Marshall. He is one of the most... Read more »