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How Long Does It Take For Hep C To Show Up

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Ask the Experts

long term hep-c

My situation is this; I am a 43 yer old male and was likely exposed to hep-c app. 25 years ago (massive transfusions)and the virus wasn't discovered until last year during a routine physical. My viral load is low (90k to 130k)activity in my...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
There will be better treatments for hepatitis C in the future but probably about 3-5 years away.I would discuss with your doctor as to whether he or she thinks you should consider "maintenance" therapy with low dose of interferon. This is... Read more »

Discovery of HepC

When did Michael Houghton discover Hepatitis C? How long has the medical industry known of... Read more »

hepc geno type1

I have taken the year long treatment with interferon with a reduction in viral load but when I... Read more »
Articles
National Association of People With AIDS

Hep-C Treatment Without Interferon Comes Closer

Many of us who live with HIV are alive today in part because we received effective treatment to clear our hepatitis C (HCV) co-infections. Interferon-boosted Ribavirin was a lifesaver, but the interferon side effects could be rugged. MedPage Today... Read more »
ACRIA and GMHC

My Fight for a Hepatitis C Cure

Lynda Dee I thought I had dodged a bullet. I had stopped using heroin intravenously in the early '70s and tested HIV negative. My husband wasn't so lucky -- he died of complications from AIDS in 1987, two years after our son died from SIDS. I... Read more »
HIV i-Base

Personal Accounts

Add your story Personal stories in this guide Contributors People with direct experience of HIV and hepatitis coinfection, have written much of this guide. Their storie are included here, and cover dealing with a second diagnosis,... Read more »
TheBody.com

This Month in HIV: Update on Hepatitis C/HIV Coinfection

Welcome to This Month in HIV. I'm Terri Wilder . This month's topic is HIV and hepatitis C coinfection. Up to one third of people with HIV are estimated to also have hepatitis C, and living with both viruses is no picnic. The good news is that,... Read more »
Connect With Others

I have a co-infection;HIV, and HEP-C.

Posted by stevepalma, 1 Reply
I found out that i had this co-infection(hiv,hep-c) in 2002.My doctor says that it is very hard to treat,however with sticking to my meds;this includes hiv meds, and interferon,i now have the hep-c under control after 30 weeks of a 48 week... Read more »

Trying to deal with being + I also have Hepc

Posted by rackme, 7 Replies
I was just told Im hiv+ and Im also hepc. so I don't know when Im not feeling good which is causing the problems been getting vertigo the last couple of days. I see my shrink next week. I guess Im looking for ansures. Thanks any onfo I can get would... Read more »

HIV and HEP-C co-infection

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
i know this might sound like a stupid question but is it possible to pick up both HIV and HEP-C from one unprotected, penis/vaginal sexual encounter ? and if so, can this cause problems with an HIV test at 3 months ? co-infection ?
thanks
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MY FRIEND

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
How long can you live if you are coinfected with hiv, hepc, tb ? Read more »