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How Long Does Hepatitis Last

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HELP!! how long can you have hepatitis.....

hi this question will honestly determin if my family will fall apart.... How long can you have hepatitis C before you actually show signs of it? Is it possible to have it for 25yrs till you see any symptoms? (s/p)Pleeease help me!!!!!
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
...Absolutely! That is why they call it the silent killer! It can take as long as 50 years to cause cirrhosis or it can be apparent in as little as 5 years! Good luck! DTD Read more »

How long does the vaccination last for(Hepatitis A)?

In regards to this question asked before your answer was they seem to last for a very long time. ... Read more »

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,... Read more »
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... The National Institute on Drug Abuse recently awarded California State University-Long Beach a four-year, $1.7 million grant to study experimental rapid tests for HIV, hepatitis C, and syphilis. The project will Read more »
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Hepatitis A FAQs for the Public

...C can also begin as acute infections, but in some people, the virus remains in the body, resulting in chronic disease and long term liver problems. There are vaccines to prevent Hepatitis A and B; however, there is not one for Hepatitis C. If... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Hepatitis B FAQs for the Public

...Hepatitis C can also begin as acute infections, but in some people, the virus remains in the body, resulting in chronic disease and long-term liver problems. There are vaccines to prevent Hepatitis A and B; however, there is not one for Hepatitis... Read more »
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Hepatitis C

Posted by hopefulindy, 1 Reply
I tested HIV- at 3.5 months post possible exposure. I have on going health issues and no answers. I am waiting on blood work to see if I have been exposed to Hep C. If someone is infected with Hep c and HIV at the same time would that slow the... Read more »

cocaine hiv and hepatitis c

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...LOOKED AND IT HAD BLOOD IN AND AROUND THE STRAW. I HAD A COLD SORE IN MY NOSE. THE GIRL CALLED ME ;ATER AND TOLD ME HE HAS HEPATITIS C AND HIV CALLED CDC AND THEY SAID IT COULD BE POSSIBLE SHOULD I GET TESTED HAVE YOU EVER HEARD OF CATCHING HIV... 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 Read more »

HEP B, C from Dr. Dieterich

Posted by Anonymous
...----Q: Could you please tell me how long after possible exposure, one should be tested for Hepatitis A B & C. How long before they show up on the tests? ----A: Most Read more »