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How To Reveres Liver Fibrosis In Chronic Hepatitis C Infection.

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HIV and Hepatitis C Co-Infection

...newly diagnosed with hepatitis C (Hep C)?Do you have one virus and think youmight be infected with the other? If so, this brochure answers somebasic questions about living withboth HIV and Hep C. What is HIV and Hep Cco-infection? When people have HIV and another major infectionsuch as Hep C, they are co-infected. HIV is a virusthat attacks the immune system, killing the CD4+cells that help the body fight off infection. Hep C isa virus...
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Does Viread repair liver fibrosis?

I had liver failure when chronic Hep B "reemerged" after 20 years (I was on epivir for 4 years at that time). Now after being on Viread for over a year my liver function tests are almost normal, though platelets are still low. Does Viread repair...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
Good question! The drug itself does not repair fibrosis or cirrhosis but your body does! When the drug lowers the HBV levels to near zero, then your liver's natural recuperative powers come into effect and take over. Your liver may be much better... Read more »

Interferon for KS in diagnosed liver fibrosis

Doctor Dieterich: I am a 49yr. old male with AIDS,CD4 120,VL 82,900, platelets 53, wbc 1.4,ast 48, alkaline phos 122,amylase 98. I had very high ast and alt while on Norvir which had to be stopped. I had a liver biopsy that showed liver...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
This is a very complicated question. Do you have hepatitis C? I presume so. That should be treated with IFN and RBV. Your HIV should be treated to get your viral load down and that may keep the KS under control. IFN is effective for KS, but the dose... Read more »

Are changes in liver fibrosis related to changes in dermal scarring?

After around six months on tx, I suddenly experienced severe itching in the crook of both arms and noticed that the skin directly above my veins was both discoloured and irregular. These bumps appeared to be both in the veins underneath, as well as...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
You may have some scarring from ribavirin rash. This should gradually go away after several months. It has nothing to do with fibrosis in the liver. Your liver should be much better if not completely better by now! Good luck! DTD Read more »

resubmitted form the Fatigue and Anemia Forum: Discordant couple - Risk of HCV transmission (Hepatitis C Virus Infections Among HIV-Infected Men Who Have Sex With Men: An Expanding Epidemic, 2010 )

I have been HIV+ about 5 years now and take Atripla as treatment. My CD4 is 650, viral load below detection. Very recently I have also been found HCV positive. My boyfriend is HIV and HCV negative. We are very much into fisting. He is top only and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...have found increasing rates of hepatitis C in MSM (men who have sex with men). See below. Associated risk factors include HIV infection, intravenous drug use, fisting and use of GHB (gamma hydroxyl butyrate). Hepatitis C is transmitted primarily... Read more »
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Rapid Liver Fibrosis Occurring More Frequently Among HIV-Infected Men Newly Coinfected With Hepatitis C

...things out. Daniel Fierer: Right. And we plan to do that. But unfortunately, from fairly large experience of people with chronic hepatitis C, we don't expect to have useful results from that. Because at least in people with chronic hepatitis... Read more »
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Antiretroviral Exposure May Increase Liver Fibrosis Risk; Non-Invasive Tool Simplifies Fibrosis Assessment

...February 3-6, 2008; Boston, Mass. Abstract 959. de L├ędinghen V, Barreiro P, Foucher J et al. Liver fibrosis on account of chronic hepatitis C is more severe in HIV-positive than HIV-negative patients despite antiretroviral therapy . J Viral... Read more »
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Acute HIV Infection

... What Is Acute HIV Infection? Testing for Acute HIV Infection Risk of Immune Damage Risk of Infecting Others Treating Acute HIV Infection Pros and Read more »
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Liver Fibrosis in HIV/Hepatitis C Coinfection: HIV Protease Inhibitors May Be Protective

...A study of 182 patients at a major hospital in France suggests that HIV protease inhibitors may help to reduce liver fibrosis and cirrhosis in patients with both HIV and hepatitis C. ( 1 ) This study, conducted in patients with both hepatitis C... Read more »
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