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How Many Types Of Hep C Are There

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Types and Stages of Hep-C. What are they ?

What is Type-II, Stage-II?Explain what this means. I have this diagnosis and I have done the Interferon Pagesys treatment. I could not get my counts to come down toundetectable....
Lynn E. Taylor, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Lynn E. Taylor, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Brown University
The types of hepatitis C refer to the strains, or variations, of the virus. These are called genotypes. I think of these like flavors of ice cream -- chocolate, vanilla, coffee, mango, green tea -- there are different flavors of hep C. The genotype... 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 »

hepc 1a

explain 1(a)type and treatment viralload 8mil... Read more »
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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 »
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Interferon Roferon Peginterfeon Side Effects

Posted by Claude, 1 Reply
Hi guys,

Did any of you go through bilogical treatment with any kind of Interferons. If you did could you please tell me more about your dosage and side effects?

I am currently on INTRON A and it's a living hell. I don't know what to do anymore.... Read more »

More tests

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Well just came back from the doc,and he finally admitted he thinks i have some kind of liver problem.He's doing more tests.Hep b hepc and yes jackie another hiv also he's checking my liver enzymes,Im at 41 weeks after the possible exposure,I still... Read more »

fearful and stupid

Posted by becazican, 2 Replies
Hi, my name is mikael and i am not as of this typing hiv pos. my story is for years i volunteer with people living with aids and had to quick after about 10 years because of obsessing about it. only had sex with two people in ten years , one i never... Read more »

I'm taking my treatment into my own hands now

Posted by taurusthecat, 5 Replies
I'm not happy. I have been asking my doctor for ages if I can go on some kind of HIV drug therapy and I keep getting stalled. I've been pos for 8 years and over time my energy levels have gone down and down, my body is just fighting this virus as it... Read more »