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How Serious Is Hepatitis

Here's a taste of what has to offer on this topic:
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Bristol-Myers Halts Hepatitis C Drug Study on "Serious" Safety Issue

Citing the "emergence of a serious safety issue," Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. said Wednesday it was voluntarily suspending the Phase II study of a hepatitis C drug candidate, BMS-986094. Earlier this year, BMS paid $2.5 billion to acquire Inhibitex... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV Drug Linked to Serious Liver Side Effects, Health Canada Warns

Canadian health officials and Tibotec, a division of drug maker Janssen-Ortho, are advising patients taking Prezista (darunavir) that serious liver side effects have been linked to the drug. Prezista is used, in combination with ritonavir and other... Read more »

Starting HIV Treatment May Reduce Serious Non-AIDS-Related Diseases in Newly Diagnosed, Study Finds

Starting HIV antiretroviral therapy may reduce the risk of serious non-AIDS-defining diseases in individuals recently diagnosed with HIV, according to a recent Spanish study published in the journal AIDS . Although it is well known how modern HIV... Read more »
Ask the Experts

HBeAg s/co=39, serious ?

i'm a vietnamese of 28 year old. i have been infected Hep-B for 2 years and treated with Zeffix (lamivudine). The HBeAg test result has reduced from time to time. Three months ago, this indice was s/co = 26, but now this is 39. I worried so...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
I would wonder if you are developing resistance to lamivudine. You should have testing of your DNA level to see what is happening to your virus level. There are other drugs for hepatitis B including PEG interferon, adefovir, and a new drug which is... Read more »

Is this serious and curable?

My son's laboratory test is HBV-DNA detected is greater than 110,000,000 IU/ml. What does this mean?...
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
Likely that he has chronic HBV infection. Yes, treatment is available for this infection and most people will respond to this treatment.... Read more »

serious liver diseases with full blown aids

my boyfriend has full blown aids he has had it for over 20yrs now and is on the cocktail. he is a minister and clean for over 20yrs. he doesnot drink, smoke, nor do drugs, nor drink caffeine. his doctor informed him that he has serious issues with...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
HIV/AIDS rarely directly causes serious liver damage which is often due to other conditions (such as hepatitis B/C). Kidney damage can be caused by HIV in some populations though often other conditions (high blood pressure and diabetes are common... Read more »

I need help with this serious problem

I started having sex when I was a sophomore in high school. Since then I have have sexual intercourse with 21 people. Most only one time, but others numerous. I have been test about three times or so for STD's and the have come back negative. I...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
Dear Kate,It really sounds like you need help. You should be tested again for all sexually transmitted diseases including HIV and hepatitis and you should seek counselling about birth control and your choice of partners. If you are going to have... Read more »
Connect With Others

Should I get a hepatitis test?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I thought it was pretty difficult to get hepatitis from a sexual encounter....should I worry about that? I have enough going on...don't need anything else. I am HIV negative. Should I worry about hepatitis or deal with what I have?

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Any other guys out there had Hepatitis-B??

Posted by MarkyMark, 9 Replies
I have been goin through an acute episode of Hepatitis-B for 3 months now and cant seem to find anyone out there who has also gone through this and i have no one to talk to, I feel sooo alone and stressed out over this entire episode, I am hoping... Read more »

Serious symptom

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I have a weird rash on my chest, they are red bumps almost like little pimples or somnething and i dont know how i got them so im jw what is the most common place for rash's to form when you are HIV positive and my dry cough went from nothing at all... Read more »

please help me. It is a serious question.

Posted by zizo, 2 Replies
Hi doctors and everybody else here in this wonderful website
I have a very serious questions I would like to answer please
Unfortunately, I had an unprotected vaginal sex with a lady I do not know her status. After 14 weeks I went to a medical lab and... Read more »