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How Many People In U.s. Suffer From Hep C

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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 »

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 »

Hep-c

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Does Hep-c have a window period like HIV does?

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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 ?
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6 months suffering

Posted by David75, 2 Replies
Hello,

Yesterday, I got my 6 months results : HIV and hep C negative.
Bilirubin : 2.29 ( very high - liver )
CD4-count(698) ( very low)

I'm still not able to work, sleep all day, gingivitis, polyneuropathy, no energy, rashes, dizziness, memory... Read more »
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Hepc

Today I found out that I hav Hepc. By reading all of the Q&A, I have noticed there are several people with HEPC and HIV. Does this come hand and hand?...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
Good question. There are many shared risk factors for hepatitis C and HIV. If you have one you should be tested for the other. If you have hepatitis C you should be tested for HIV. Go get tested, it will make a difference! DTD... Read more »

Liver Biopsy & HepC

What if a person test positive for hepC, but refuses to do the liver biopsy, Is treatment still possible or available?...
Michael Fried, M.D.

Response from Michael Fried, M.D.

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Liver biopsy is not absolutely necessary to be considered for treatment for hepatitis C. However, it does provide the best information on how much damage was done to your liver in the past and also gives some idea about the likelihood of... Read more »

Symptoms of hep-C or Hiv

After a high-risk exposure with a person of unknown HIV status, I had an elisa taken 10 weeks after exposure and thankfully it came back negative. I was checked for all Stds about 10 days after exposure and they also all came back negative. It has...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
It is unlikely that you are HIV infected with the information you provided. An ELISA two weeks after usually does not reveal any more new data. It is unlikely that your wife's symptoms would be due to either HIV or Hepatitis C--stress and... Read more »

what is the current tx for relapsing HepC

other than peg-intron, are there any other more recent treatments that offer higher sustainable remission rates for a person with Genotype 1A who quickly becomes negative following 3-6 mos of therapy; remains on therapy for total of 12 mos, with...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
There are two brands of pegylated interferon, the peg intron that you mention and the pegasys brand. They are very similar. I usually switch brands when re treating. However our team usually treats the relapsers longer than 12 months often for 18... Read more »
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Treatment Action Group

Guide to Hepatitis C for People Living With HIV

Introduction Welcome to our treatment guide for HIV-positive people who also have the hepatitis C virus (called HCV, for short). The people who wrote this guide have direct experience with HIV and hepatitis C. We have written this guide to... Read more »
Treatment Action Group

Guide to Hepatitis C for People Living With HIV

What Happens to People Who Have Hepatitis C The Natural History of HCV Although hepatitis C also affects other parts of the body, your liver is the organ most affected. Your liver is an essential organ with hundreds of functions. On a daily... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

À la Carte -- 10. Hepatitis C Co-Infection

Many people living with HIV are also living with hepatitis C, a virus that attacks and damages the liver. In people who are co-infected, the liver inflammation and damage may progress faster than in people who have hepatitis C alone; and sometimes... 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 »