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How Liver Transplants Cure Hepatitis C

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can do liver transplant for HIV patient

Hi, My dad got HIV postive and HCV as well. his genotype is 1a. He's been infected for nearly 5 years and now he lost weight alot.HCV injection is too strong and he cann't be stand for it when he take injection. So could you please answer me if it...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...HIV+ patients have successfully received liver transplants. There is a long waiting list for liver transplants even in the general population. Hepatitis C can be treated in HIV+ persons Read more »

Need of Liver Transplant

My 40 year old wife is in need of a liver transplant due to a genetics. She is HIV+, but negative... Read more »

Hep C After Liver Transplant

My husband received his life saving liver/kidney transplant. My husband has Hepititis C, which was... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

United Kingdom: HIV Liver Transplant Outcomes Studied

... Following liver transplantation, HIV-positive recipients have survival rates similar to HIV-negative recipients, according to a British research team. Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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

...roughly 20 percent of hepatitis C-infected patients will develop end-stage liver disease or liver cancer, with many requiring a liver transplant, Kaita said. Back to other news for May 2009 Search the Newsroom archive Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Australia: Hepatitis C Sufferers Miss Out on Treatment

...cirrhosis, liver cancer, and death. If left untreated, the virus causes severe liver damage that can lead to a long wait for a liver transplant and no other treatment options, said Tyrrell. But in up to 80 percent of cases, the blood-borne virus... Read more »
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Liver Transplants Safe, Successful in Otherwise Healthy HIV Patients

... Several small studies presented at this conference add credence to the growing perception that liver transplants may be as safe for otherwise-healthy, HIV-positive patients as they are for HIV-negative patients. However, they are no panacea Read more »
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Hepatitis C and Coinfection

Posted by statusCunknown, 1 Reply
...with the Hepatitis C virus. Only 20-30% are aware of their infection status. HCV is the number one reason in this country for liver transplants. The demand for organs and the ratio of available donor organs are sadly not nearly sufficient. Over... Read more »

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 »

Hepatitis C

Posted by capeac, 1 Reply
...no tengo de nuevo hora para la consulta y me gustara saber que sabeis sobre la fiabilidad de los resultados en el test de la Hepatitis C. ?Es cierto que cabe la posibilidad de un falso negativo -ojo estoy hablando de la Hepatitis C no del VIH-... Read more »

hep c

Posted by Anonymous
...health of the American people as evidenced by the following facts: ? Chronic hepatitis C is the leading indication for adult liver transplantation in the U.S. The demand for liver transplants for this indication has increased by a least 12-fold... Read more »