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How Much Does Hepatitis C Treatment Cost

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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Colorado Testing Campaign Finds Link Between HIV, Hepatitis C

A Western Colorado AIDS Project HIV and hepatitis C testing campaign has found an average 12% positive rate for hepatitis C among HIV-positive people and injection drug users who access the organization's services, Cox News Service/Grand Junction ... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Thai HIV/AIDS Advocates Urge Increased Treatment Access for IDUs

The Thai AIDS Treatment Action Group recently called on the country to launch a comprehensive harm reduction program for injection drug users in an effort to help curb the spread of HIV, Thailand's The Nation reports. According to the group,... Read more »
CDC National Prevention Information Network

U.S. FDA Approves Olysio (Simeprevir) for Hepatitis C Treatment

This article was reported by the Science World Report . An article in the Science World Report stated that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on November 22 approved Olysio (simeprevir), a protease inhibitor that blocked a key hepatitis... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Benign symmetrical lipomatosis associated with hepatitis-c and interferon therapy

A couple of months after I started Interferon therapy for Hep-C I started developing painful nodules in my abdomen and along my ribs. My doctor stopped the Interferon for 8 weeks to see if they would go away. They didn't so he started me again....
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
I have not heard of this happening from interferon. I would contact the manufacturers and see if they have had any case reports. Don't know any treatment other than removal either. Good luck! DTD... Read more »

HEPATITIS-C

hepatitis C and low plateletsJune09, 2008 i am 41 years old man. I am patient of hepatitis C digonosed by my doctor almost one year ago.Since than i have not taken any specific treatment.Now my doctor is telling me an early cirrouses.What is meant...
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
Not knowing any of the particulars of your case, it would appear that you have sustained significant damage to your liver as a result of HCV infection. This needs to be clarified with your doctor as to what he specifically meant by the statement and... Read more »

How to cure HepatitisC1a ?

I am 67 and contactedHepC when I was 62 out of a hospital stay. I am in a small catagories, tht I feel Hep C 24 hrs a day 7 days a week. I am constantly neausea,tired, achy and have to sleep. I have an extremely sensitive system and this is why I...
Lynn E. Taylor, M.D., F.A.C.P.

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

Brown University
You may be a very good candidate for newer hepatitis C treatments that do not involve interferon. I would try to get other opinions about getting your hepatitis C evaluated and treated with the goal of cure. Sixty-four years of age is a fine time to... Read more »

Should i start hcv treatment?

doctor young , i recently started my HIV treatment as i was diagnosed with a 55 cd4 count , but also found that there is HCV coinfection , although hcv VL is low 966 , im thinking of starting treatment ( sovaldi , ribavirin , interferon ) , would...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for posting.There have been huge advances in HCV treatment in the past years. HCV should be curable, and soon, with treatments that are all oral (ie., avoid the use of side-effect prone, injectable interferon). The decision to... Read more »