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How Hepatitis C Affects The Liver

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Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

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 living withboth HIV and Hep C. What is HIV and Hep Cco-infection? When people have HIV and
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Question re Liver

I was recently diagnosed as pos after a neg test one year ago. My doctor said he was concerned about, among other things, my labs re. my liver. He said sometimes hiv gets into the liver and apparently someting re. te lover showed up with a high...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...monitor the health of the liver were abnormal.It's possible that despite your vaccination to hepatitis B, that either this or hepatitis C has affected the liver. Alternatively, other medical conditions (like excessive alcohol) could have led to... Read more »

chronic hepatitis C

I've been diagnosed with Hepatitis C. Is there a procedure that can determine wheather the chronic illness has been in me for twenty years or if it is recent? Also would being on treatment affect the conclusion of such a procedure?
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
...The only way to estimate the duration of chronic hepatitis C is to do a liver biopsy. If there is fibrosis (scarring) or cirrhosis, then the infection has probably been around longer, since Read more »

Birth control pills with Hepatitis C(cronic)

I was tested positive for hepatitis C.There are no abnormalities of blood works and no other current noticeable effects.Should the use of birth control pills be prevented due to any affect on the liver or can they be used safely?Thanks.
Michael Fried, M.D.

Response from Michael Fried, M.D.

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
...Birth control pills may be used in the setting of chronic hepatitis C. Your risk of problems from them should be no greater than the average person. Discuss this further with your healthcare professional. Read more »

questions on hepatitis c

one of my brothers has this sickness and we are very concerned. we don't understand how this affects his body nor do we know if it can be treated. My brother is very sick and we do know his liver has been damaged already. Please explain this...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
...Dear Justcuz,Hepatitis C is a serious disease that can cause liver failure and is the leading cause of transplants in the US. It can not only be treated, Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Canada: Manitoba Liver Expert Says Too Few Doctors Testing for Hepatitis C

... Not enough family doctors are testing for hepatitis C, and many people with the infection are unaware they have it, according to Dr. Kelly Kaita, director of the viral hepatitis investigative Read more »
HIV i-Base

Natural History of Hepatitis C

... Acute infection (0-6 months) Chronic infection (6+ months) End stage liver disease Factors that accelerate hepatitis C progression Hepatitis C and your liver What does your liver do? How does hepatitis C damage... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

FAQs for the Public: Hepatitis C

... Overview What is hepatitis? What is the difference between hepatitis A, hepatitis B, and hepatitis C? What is hepatitis C? Statistics How common is acute hepatitis C in the United States? How common is chronic Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Factors Affecting Early Discontinuation of Hepatitis C Therapy

... Hepatitis C virus (HCV) can invade the liver, damaging this organ. Prolonged liver damage can cause severe complications. In cases of co-infection Read more »
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Hepatitis C

Posted by saylomoon, 1 Reply
...Hola amigos, como sabran tuve una posible exposicion con agujas mi pregunta, si alguien sabe, el periodo ventana para hepatitis C, hasta cuantos anos o meses se amplia, ya que en unas paginas lei que eran 6 meses y en otras son 3 anos. tengo... Read more »

hep c

Posted by Anonymous
...Press Releases HCV in the News HCV Resources & Links Read & Download Choices Order Choices Order Hep C Flyer The Hepatitis C Caring Ambassadors Program presents: Hepatitis C Choices. ... Read more »

Hepatitis C and Coinfection

Posted by statusCunknown, 1 Reply
...opportunity to introduce myself. My name is Shari and I am not infected with HIV, (this by shear luck only). I AM infected with Hepatitis C and the virus has caused severe damage to my liver. Over 5 million Americans in this country are... Read more »

Periodo en caso de coinfeccion con la hepatitis c?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Alguien me podria decir si con 6 meses seria suficiente? Read more »