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How Long Is A Hepatitis C Treatment

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Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

HIV and Hepatitis C Co-Infection

...out the CATIE Fact Sheet on Hepatitis C. What You Need to Know If you have HIV, you should consider getting ahepatitis C test because effective managementof both viruses improves your chances ofprotecting your health. Hepatitis C treatment can affect your HIVtreatment. You and your doctor will decideon the best way to manage both infections. Hepatitis C treatment involves daily pills plusweekly injections. Your doctor can give...
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Please give Hi there me your opinion

Hi there I am freaking out My wife and I are having fertility problems and went to IVF. I was tested for HIV and the icma or elias came back positive. the western blot came back indeterminate with only p24 showing up. I have never used drugs and...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
You need a repeat HIV ELISA and western blot about 1-3 months after this last test. Read more »

Hepatitis C, what now?

Dear Doctor,I have just found out that I have been carrying the "C" virus and have no idea when I got it except to say it must be for a few years now because of my last contact thru sex. I was away in prison when it was diagnosed and because of the...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
...Dear Long Islander,You should be evaluated for treatment for the hepatitis C! That involves blood tests, vaccine for hepatitis A, ultrasound Read more »

Hepatitis and IVF

My husband has HEP B & C. He will be requiring treatment for HEP C which will be a weekly injection and a daily pill. Will we still be able to go ahead with IVF during the Hepatitis C treatment.
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...therapy since ribavirin has associated teratogenicity. You need to wait for six additional months because ribavirin lasts a long time in the body. Read more »

HCV..PLEASE ANSWER

Hello Docter, Is Hep C considered to be as fatal as HIV/AIDS, or is it a more managable, treatable and curabule virus, meaning you can live a relativly symptom free life.
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...Both HIV and Hepatitis C viruses are treatable infections. Patients on effective therapy lead productive long lives. Hepatitis C is more favorable in that treatment only lasts for about 24 to 48 weeks whereas HIV treatment is lifelong. Read more »
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HIV i-Base

Hepatitis C Treatment and Management

... Hepatitis C treatment: how, why, when Who needs treatment? How is hepatitis C treated? What is pegylated interferon? How long is hepatitis Read more »
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Clinical Manual: Hepatitis C Treatment

...combination with ribavirin, can provide any improvement in SVR among nonresponders. 11 Related Patient Brochures [PDF] Treatments for Hepatitis C Before You Start Treatment While You Are on Hepatitis C Treatment Common... Read more »
The Body

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

...had to make some very serious changes on that very quickly. I had to knock that off. So, Greg. Tell me about starting the treatment for hepatitis C. Talk me through that process of you deciding to start the treatment. Then, if you can talk to... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Hepatitis C-Related Deaths Expected to Triple Over Next 10 Years; New Treatments Years From Approval

...without treatment, according to the CDC. There is no vaccine to prevent hepatitis C. Treatment Outlook Although drug treatments for hepatitis C have improved greatly since an effective test was developed in 1992, current treatments are... Read more »
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for hiv- people with long lasting symptoms

Posted by Jambasher, 4 Replies
...is maybe not the right place to do this but still: There seem to be the rather frequent occasion of people suffering from long lasting symptoms, many related to HIV and still repetitively testing negative. Especially with people complaining of... 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 »

SEEKING PEOPLE WHO USED INTERFERON FOR HEPATIS C

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
HELLO ! MY LIVER DOCTOR WANTS ME TO USED INTEFERON FOR THE HEPATITIS C, BUT THE PROBLEM I HAVE IS THAT MY T-CELLS GO UP AND DOWN. MY T-CELLS ARE 325 NOW BUT THE LAST MONTH WERE 221 AND THE MONTH BEFORE WERE 175,IN JANUARY I HAVE 400. I DID A BIOPSY... Read more »

Hep c delays seroconversion

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I just found info that Hep c will delay seroconversion for Hiv test John Hopkis web site says that Hiv test will show positive 10-14 days after infection but Hep C can delay it to 6-8 weeks.does anyone know what are the symptoms of HEPc ? Read more »