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How Long Before A Hepatitis B Causes Liver Damage

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Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

HIV and Hepatitis C Co-Infection

...co-infected, each disease makes the otherone worse. You can get sicker faster, and it is hard to treat both diseases at the same time. HIV cancause the Hep C virus to reproduce more quickly.People who are co-infected can developliver damage and liver cancer more quickly thanpeople who have only Hep C. Having HIV makesHep C harder to treat because the immune systemis weaker. Having Hep C also makes HIV harder totreat. Many of the medications...
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Hey Doctor Bob: FIRST AND FOREMOST, you should remind all your readers that end of year charity contributions are PERFECT for tax deductions! I donate to your charity every December! Thanks for your kind notes! Fast question for you... I've read...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...words, the virus continues to reproduce in the liver for several months or years after infection. This increases the risk of liver damage and liver cancer. What's more, someone with chronic HBV infection can transmit the virus to others. Less... Read more »

Hepatitis B a cause of Fatty Liver?

I was diagnosed with Hepatitis B since 1993 and recently diagnosed with fatty liver. Can we say that my fatty liver was a result of my having Hepatitis B?
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
Not necessarily. The link between viral hepatitis C and fatty liver (genotype 3 infection) is very strong. However, there is not a good link between Hepatitis B and fatty liver. I would ask your doctor to check your fasting lipids (cholesterol and... 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
...cirrhosis. Liver scarring resulting from long-term HCV infection reduces the liver's ability to perform essential functions. Liver damage from hepatitis C usually develops slowly over many years.How Did I Get HCV?Hepatitis C is transmitted when... Read more »

hep B and kissing

If a person is vaccinated, is it still possbile to get hepatitis B from unsafe sex and deep kissing and normal kissing? And is it possible for a Hepatitis B carrier to clear the virus? Are there any websites that i can get advice from hep B experts...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...effectively clear virus on its own. Effective treatments for hepatitis B are available for chronic infection. Hepatitis B can cause liver damage/cancer, so evaluation by a medical doctor is essential for those who are exposed to HBV.For more... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Hepatitis B FAQs for the Public

...serious is chronic Hepatitis B? Chronic Hepatitis B is a serious disease that can result in long-term health problems, including liver damage, liver failure, liver cancer, or even death. Approximately 2,0004,000 people die every year from... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Hepatitis B Prevention

...disease is caused by a highly infectious virus that attacks the liver. Hepatitis B virus infection can lead to severe illness, liver damage, and in some cases, death. The best way to be protected from hepatitis B is to be vaccinated with... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Vaccinations and HIV

...coughing or sneezing. Children are normally vaccinated against these diseases with an "MMR" shot. The vaccine usually gives life-long protection against these diseases. If you were born after 1957 and did not get these vaccines as a child, you... Read more »
The Well Project

Side Effects of HIV Drugs

...effects of HIV drugs are mild, like a headache or an upset stomach. In some cases, more serious side effects can happen, like liver damage or a severe skin rash. Side effects are most common during the first four to six weeks you are taking a... Read more »
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Infectious or Intoxication Diseases?

Posted by Anonymous
...of the HCV positive patients, however, dont have any symptoms of illness. Some have slightly increased transaminase, and real liver damage is almost exclusively a problem of those patients who have consumed alcohol and drugs before. Here we see... Read more »

Being Rational

Posted by Anonymous
...HIV infection is looking out for and managing potential medication associated problems. However, death from medication related liver damage is extremely rare. Liver failure is far from the "number one killer" of HIV-infected persons. The higher... Read more »