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How Long Does Acute Hepatitis Last

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How long after infection is Hepatitis still considered acute?

I have heard that if hepatitis is discovered in the 'acute' stage, it is more managable/treatable, how long after the point of infection woud you consider 'acute infection' to be?...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
This is a very good question. At this point, most physicians prefer to treat acute hepatitis C within 12 to 16 weeks for the best results. However, if I diagnose someone as far as six months later, I will still consider immediate treatment.... Read more »

Acute Hepatic Failure complicated with AIDS

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Chronic vs. "Acute Hepatitis B"

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Alarming Incidence of Hepatitis C Virus Re-Infection After Treatment of Sexually Acquired Acute Hepatitis C Virus Infection in HIV-Infected MSM

The seroprevalence of sexually transmitted HCV among men who have sex with men in Amsterdam is stabilizing, recent data show. Little is known, however, about the incidence of HCV re-infection in MSM who have cleared HCV. In the current study, the... Read more »
HIV i-Base

Natural History of Hepatitis C

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CDC National Prevention Information Network

Incidence of Acute Hepatitis C Highest in Kentucky

This article was reported by Family Practice News . Family Practice News reported that Kentucky has the highest rate of acute hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection in the nation, according to CDC. The state recorded 3.2 HCV cases per 100,000... Read more »
Treatment Action Group

Guide to Hepatitis C for People Living With HIV

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How Long Do Acute Symptoms Last?

Posted by une_fille, 2 Replies
hello, i had unprotected sex with someone i didn't really know six weeks ago. a week later i developed bacterial vaginosis. i was treated with an anitbiotic and then my tongue developed a white fuzzy appearance and was tingling. i thought maybe... Read more »

Acute HIV Infection Overview

Posted by Anonymous
1. Acute HIV-1 Infection
Marcus Altfeld and Bruce D. Walker


Acute HIV-1 infection presents in 40 - 90 % of cases as a transient symptomatic illness, associated with high levels of HIV-1 replication and an expansive virus-specific immune... Read more »

Any other guys out there had Hepatitis-B??

Posted by MarkyMark, 9 Replies
I have been goin through an acute episode of Hepatitis-B for 3 months now and cant seem to find anyone out there who has also gone through this and i have no one to talk to, I feel sooo alone and stressed out over this entire episode, I am hoping... Read more »

Acute Syndrom?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
How long after exposure typically begins the acute syndrom and what ar ethe symptoms and how long do they last and what percentage of individuals go through this?

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