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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 after infection is Hepatitis still considered acute?

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

California: Cal State-Long Beach Gets Grant to Study Faster HIV, Syphilis, Hepatitis C Tests

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 assess the accuracy and acceptability... Read more »
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Hepatitis B: The Other Hepatitis Virus

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The Well Project

Understanding Hepatitis and HIV/AIDS

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cocaine hiv and hepatitis c

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I WAS DOING COCAINE WITH A COUPLE ONE NIGHT AND THEY HANDED ME THE STRAW AFTER I DID A LINE I LOOKED AND IT HAD BLOOD IN AND AROUND THE STRAW. I HAD A
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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 »

Window for Hepatitis and Hiv and more

Posted by Anonymous
Yes, Window in sweden is up to six month but more likely 2 month. This virus can take some times to develop and you are using other tests than Antibodys. Hepatitis is a liver infection so you will have the virus there AND HIV virus is spread in the... Read more »

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 »