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How To Reverse 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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Please help my daughter

fine some peace. I have asked this on the Hep C forum but got no answers.She is 29 weeks pregnant. She has been treated in the emergency room for Anxiety over this question. Her boyfriend is Hep C+. They had unprotected sex in June. She is now...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...epidemic most people with HIV were expected to die from AIDS, and less attention was devoted to other long-term conditions. Because chronic hepatitis C progresses so slowly, many HIV positive people who were infected with HCV in the 1970s or... Read more »

PLEASE HELP

Dr. bob you're the only one who seems to answer these questions, now i know you mostly answer questions about hiv but could you PLEASE take the time to answer this question about hepatitis c. do you know if the window period for hep c is the same as...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...epidemic most people with HIV were expected to die from AIDS, and less attention was devoted to other long-term conditions. Because chronic hepatitis C progresses so slowly, many HIV positive people who were infected with HCV in the 1970s or... Read more »

Stopped smoking-V.L. shot up.

Whats up,I recently stopped smoking two or so months ago, when I did my blood work just last week, My V. Load shot up nearly a 1,000 points and my liver showed signs of unsteady rest. The Doctors have asked me if I've been sick, and I haven't. I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...and other toxins. In a study reported in the June 2006 issue of Clinical Gastroenterology & Hepatology, 21% of smokers with chronic hepatitis C had Metavir fibrosis scores of 3 or 4 (on a scale of 0 to), compared with 14% of nonsmokers. In... Read more »

Smoking

My husband been living with hiv for the past 4 years. His health has slowly deteriorated and is wasting. he smokes quite a bit and ocassionally takes alchohol. What are the effects of smoking?? his CD4 count has gone down to 12.
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...CD4 count of 12 is dangerously low and leaves your husband at increased risk for developing an HIV/AIDS-related opportunistic infection or malignancy. Is he being followed by an HIV specialist? New, novel-acting HIV drugs have recently been... 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 Lédinghen 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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Update on Management of the HIV/Hepatitis B- or HIV/Hepatitis C-Coinfected Patient

...virus-coinfected patients: impact of protease inhibitor therapy . Hepatology . August 2001;34(2):283-287. Seeff LB. Natural history of chronic hepatitis C . Hepatology . November 2002;36(5B):S35-S46. Graham CS, Baden LR, Yu E, et al. ... 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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Am I Infected

Posted by delhiguy, 3 Replies
I am 30 YO guy. Worried that I may have got infected. I met this friend of mine on 5th of Dec 2010 which was just a causual meeting after 5 years. After having drinks she started touching me and I got aroused and we end up mating. While in act, she... Read more »

HIV and Hep C co-infection.

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...I've read where HIV and Hep C co-infection can cause a person to take longer to test positive. Does anyone know how true this is? I've tested negative at 3 months but Read more »

Infection from Pre-cum

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
If by chance you were exposed to pre-cum and was infected, would you seroconvert later than if you were infected by semen? What are the chances of being infected by precum with only one exposure? Read more »

How INFECTED got infected

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Did a little looking around and figured it out...He must of had razor burn......... http://www.thebody.com/Forums/AIDS/SafeSex/Archive/TransmissionSexual/Q9183.qna Read more »