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How Do You Treat Hepatitis A

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why is hepatitis must better treated than Hiv?

Dr. Young,I was wondering how some people can be cured when getting treatment for hep c and hep b when hiv cant be cured? Could you explain to me why this is?Andre
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
...Andre- thanks for your questions.Long story short, two different viruses (HBV, HCV), two different treatments and prognosis (for long-term suppresion or "cure"). HBV is like a retrovirus (similar to HIV), and incorporates its genes Read more »

about to wed but she has hepatitis b (URGENT)

we are about to get married but just discovered that she has hepatitis b after a recent lab test.... Read more »

hepatitis b

my husband was send to the hospital for liver biopsy his doctor said his hepatitis b virus copies... Read more »
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HIV i-Base

Deciding Whether to Treat Hepatitis C

... Treatment tips Advantages of using hepatitis C treatment Advantages of delaying treatment Deciding whether or not to treat Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Antiviral Therapy to Treat Hepatitis C Is Declining in the U.S.

...infections has declined in the United States, and improvements in antiviral therapy have been dramatic. Yet a significant barrier to treatment uptake is lack of diagnosis, according to a new study by Dr. Michael L. Volk, of the University of... Read more »
International Association of Physicians in AIDS Care

Treating Hepatitis C: A Clinician's Perspective

...California, Davis, was a perfect fit. Among the many hats hewears are those of Professor of Hematology, Director of the HemophiliaTreatment Center, and researcher in gene therapy for hemophilia and oncology.He jokes that "half my lab cannot talk... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

New Drug Combination More Effective at Treating People Co-Infected With HIV, Hepatitis C, NEJM Studies Say

...new drug combination that includes a chemically modified form of interferon known as peginterferon is much more effective in treating hepatitis C in patients co-infected with HIV than the standard hepatitis C treatment, according to two studies... Read more »
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Interferon and Hiv

Posted by ethan_hines, 2 Replies
Why doesn't pegylated Interferon work the same way with Hiv as it does with HVB/C?. Isn't Interferon very important in fighting RNA virus infections which Hiv is one of? How does Hiv get around its defence? Read more »

Hepatitis C

Posted by hopefulindy, 1 Reply
...Right? My own doc is telling me not so fast. He says that I need six months. Reason being the on going symptoms that have been treated and not going away and he says that if infected with both Hep C and HIV at the same time this would delay... Read more »

Worried about Co-infection...please help

Posted by Anonymous
...However, he took another blood sample for the hepatitis C and will let me know next week exactly what type I have and how to treat it. Should I be worried about that? Dumb question, I'm already worried...anyone have any insight on this. Thanks... Read more »

STD

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Is contracting Hep B similar to contracting HIV? I got semen on unbroken skin. I'm wondering if I'm at risk for Hep B. I tried asking my question on the Hep forum but got no response from the Doc. Thanks Read more »