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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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Hello what treatment of hepatitis C (genotype 1) by (protease inhibitors) exist on the market? Are they all provided in hospitals? What is the cost of the treatment.Thank you very much
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
There is a tremendous research effort underway to develop alteratives to combination therapy with interferon and ribavirin for HCV infection. This is especially true for genotype 1 infection, where the response rates are a bit lower. To date, the... Read more »

alternative treatments for Hepatitis C

Are there alternative treatments for Hep C ie alpha lipoic acid, etc when the body is not strong enough to withstand the traditional treatment?
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...There are no proven alternative treatments for hepatitis C unfortunately. I am hoping that patients like you will have access to new therapies in a few years. Read more »

TRANSMISSION OF HEPATITIS C AFTER TREATMENT

I HAVE A FRIEND WHO WAS TREATED FOR HEPATIS C 4 YEARS AGO AND ALL RECENT BLOODWORK SHOW NO SIGNS OF THE DISEASE.IS HE STILL A CARRIER AND CAN HE STILL TRANSMITT THE DIESEAS SEXUALLY?
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
Treatment can cure hepatitis C. It is great news that he has such a wonderful result from treatment.I would still have safe sex if this friend is your sexual partner to prevent transmission of any other infectious disease that you may not be aware... Read more »

Mental Side effects of Hepatitis C treatment

Please could you give me information relating to the mental deterioration I have been warned to expect during the 6-month treatment of Hep. C genotype 2, due to start this November.
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
Interferon can cause headaches, irritability, depression, and decreased concentration among other symptoms. You will want to be able to easily contact your physician should you begin to have any significant symptoms - particularly those related to... Read more »
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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 »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Australia: Needle Schemes Stop Thousands of HIV Cases

...million). From this 10-year investment, public health savings of $2.4 billion (US $1.3 billion) were estimated in long-term HIV and hepatitis C treatment costs alone (allowing for conventional government discounting of 5 percent). The savings... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Inmate Sues N.J. Corrections Department for Failing to Inform Him of Hepatitis C Infection, Provide Treatment

...2002, but Lopez did not respond to treatment, the Inquirer reports. Until 2002, "only a handful" of states paid for inmates' hepatitis C treatment, which can cost more than $15,000 per inmate each year, according to the Inquirer (Fazlollah, ... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Hep C on the Radar

...1980s when he was having lots of sex -- meaning he lived with hepatitis C for two decades without knowing it. While there is treatment for hepatitis C, being co-infected makes treating this virus more difficult and lowers the chances of therapy... Read more »
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I tested positive 3 days before Christmas and I think I am still numb to the fact. I haven't told any friends or family because I really don't know how and most are judgemental and I'm sure will walk away. But I guess if they do, then I didn't need... 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 »

Infectious or Intoxication Diseases?

Posted by Anonymous
AIDS, Hepatitis C, BSE: Infectious or Intoxication Diseases? Claus Khnlein, Germany English translation and English edit by Jrgen Faas, Kathy McMahon and Fintan Dunne. With kind permission by the ... Read more »

Periodo en caso de coinfeccion con la hepatitis c?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Alguien me podria decir si con 6 meses seria suficiente? Read more »