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How To Find People Who Died From Hepatitis

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Get the Facts
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Frequently Asked Questions About Hepatitis

... What is Hepatitis? What is the difference between Hepatitis A, B, and C? What are the signs and symptoms of active Hepatitis infection? Is there a vaccine, treatment, or a cure for Hepatitis? Where can I get Hepatitis A
Ask the Experts

why are people still dying of AIDS?

If the HAART is very effective, why are thousands of people die every year of AIDS in resource rich countries such as the US? Is it mostly due to lymphomas? Would you agree that HAART has not decreased the probabilty of getting lymphomas in hiv...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Deaths in HIV+ patients in the US are due to a number of factors. Many patients still present late with AIDS defining conditions that Read more »

What do newly diagnosed die of

Dear doctor Young, Wohl or Pierone,First my apologies for my English, it's not my mother tongue.I sometimes read things like: Nowadays you won't die of aids, You will become old age, No better time to get infected then now, and so on. All these...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
...all HIV+ people, including those who may have had the virus a long time, liver disease has become one of the leading causes of death. This probably has much to do with co-infection with hepatitis C virus (HCV) and/or hepatitis B virus (HBV). ... Read more »

hepatitis c

what does hepc do to the body can i die from it can istill do my daily duty as a wife and a mother will i become very ill what is going to happen to me physicaly
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
...Hepatitis C is an infection that causes slowly progressive damage to the liver. The speed and degree of the damage depends on the strain Read more »

Hepatitis B

I can see the list of questions is already one mile long, but here is anotherone: How aware people are of the risk of Hepatitis B compared to AIDS? Just recently I heard thatHepatitis B, a mortal disease, can be transmited 100 times easier than HIV....
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...vaccine against HBV. It is asafe vaccine that involves taking 3 shots over a 6 month period of time. Soalthough Hepatitis B is a deadly disease, it is also a very preventable one. And preventive measures for HIV (like condoms, not sharing... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Oregon: 40 People Unknowingly Got Tissue or Organs from Donor With Hepatitis C; 5 Died

...assigned to the Oregon Health Department and is the leader of the investigation. Whether the hepatitis contributed to the other deaths is still unknown, Tugwell said. The remaining organ recipient has hepatitis C. Of the 34 people who received... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Hepatitis B FAQs for the Public

...United States? Globally, chronic Hepatitis B affects approximately 350 million people and contributes to an estimated 620,000 deaths worldwide each year. Transmission / Exposure How likely is it that acute Hepatitis B will become... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

FAQs for the Public: Hepatitis C

...a serious disease that can result in long-term health problems, including liver damage, liver failure, liver cancer, or even death. It is the leading cause of cirrhosis and liver cancer and the most common reason for liver transplantation in the... Read more »
International Association of Physicians in AIDS Care

Why People With HIV Still Die -- And Why They Don't Have To ...

... Introduction What Kills People With HIV Today? Hepatitis Outranks Other Death Threats Can Liver Deaths Be Prevented? Bad Adherence Can Kill Fateful Impact of a Late Diagnosis AIDS Cancers and Non-AIDS Read more »
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Infectious or Intoxication Diseases?

Posted by Anonymous
...plagues" is very low. In the case of AIDS there are about 2000 "new infections" (HIV antibody positive) every year, and 600 deaths [in Germany]. Hepatitis C hasnt led to a significant increase of liver cirrhosis, and regarding BSE, we still dont... Read more »

organ donor had hiv read asap

Posted by nomoreworry4me
...other conditions came back negative, most likely because the donor had acquired the infections in the last three weeks before death. It takes 22 days from the time of exposure to HIV for antibodies to be picked up in the standard HIV test.... Read more »

organ donor with hiv wperiod

Posted by nomoreworry4me
...Caplan said. Not every aspect of a potential donor's life is fair game, but patients have a right to know "if a donor dropped dead in a bathhouse with a needle in his arm," Caplan said. It's not clear why the donor in the Chicago case was... Read more »

What's the deal?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...question: I keep hearing that HIV treatments and sooo much better now then ever. well if they are so good, why are soooo many people still dying from AIDS in countries with good health care? (US, UK, Canada) Read more »