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How Does Your Body Get Rid Of The Hep C Virus While On Treatments

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How does body get rid of dead hep C virus?

My husband is on interferon/ribaviron and doing very well. He told his care provider that he guessed the dead virus was being evacuated from his body via his urine. His care provider said, no, that the dead virus "just disappeared." How does the...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...Interferon and ribavirin are antiviral agents that help upregulate the body's own antiviral immune system to kill infected hepatocytes (liver cells) 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... Read more »
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... What Is Hepatitis C? How Is It Diagnosed? How Is Hep C Treated? Can Hep C Be Prevented? Hep C and HIV Together The Bottom Line What Is Hepatitis C? The hepatitis C Read more »
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HIV and Hepatitis C Co-Infection

... Are you HIV positive and newly diagnosed with hepatitis C (Hep C)?Do you have one virus and think youmight be infected with the other? If so, this brochure answers somebasic questions about Read more »
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Comparing Viruses -- HIV and Hepatitis C in Mostly Men

...countries today, HIV is most commonly transmitted in the following ways: unprotected sex sharing equipment for substance use Hepatitis C virus (HCV) is also transmitted in similar ways, particularly among HIV positive men. Co-infection... Read more »
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What I Need to Know About Hepatitis C

... What is hepatitis C? What is the liver? What causes hepatitis C? Who gets hepatitis C? How could I get hepatitis C? What are the symptoms Read more »
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necesito aclaracion de the body

Posted by daniel37, 1 Reply
...creo entender que con la prueba de los 6 meses de vih negativa y de la prueba reactiva pero con arn negativo del virus de la hepatitis c no hace falta que me vuelva a hacer la prueba del vih. es esto asi? puedo estar tranquilo? no se alarga en mi... Read more »

Does virus change subtypes within body?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Does anyone know if you are infected with one subtype, say subtype B, can it evolve into another subtype within your body? I guess the question, once subtype B, always subtype B? Read more »

I'm taking my treatment into my own hands now

Posted by taurusthecat, 5 Replies
...drug therapy and I keep getting stalled. I've been pos for 8 years and over time my energy levels have gone down and down, my body is just fighting this virus as it would any other virus, but it seems that my blood counts are still in the... Read more »

human body

Posted by Anonymous
...can you please send me a picture of the human body. thanks Read more »