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How To Treat GB Virus C When You Have Hiv

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Hepatitis G, also known as GBV-C

I just read on the news 11/oct/06 that harmless persistent GB virus type C / Hepatitis G infection decreases risk of death in HIV-positive people and apparently they have known that since the early 1990s, how come nothing has been done about it?Is...
Eric Daar, M.D.

Response from Eric Daar, M.D.

UCLA School of Medicine
...Thank you for your post.There has been a growing data set suggesting that co-infection with GBV-C is associated with delayed HIV progression. This information has been somewhat conflicting and the best studies were only published Read more »

GBV-C

David,I recently read an article on a study recently completed on "an ancient strain of virus, that... Read more »
Articles
The Body PRO

HIV JournalView

...Engl J Med. 2001 Sep 6;345(10):707-14. Xiang J, Wnschmann S, Schmidt W, Shao J, Stapleton JT. Full-length GB virus C (hepatitis G virus) RNA transcripts are infectious in primary CD4-positive T cells . J Virol. 2000 Oct;74(19):9125-33. ... Read more »
The Body PRO

HIV JournalView

...In the April 2004 edition of The Body Pro's HIV JournalView , David Wohl highlighted several studies regarding the impact of GB virus C (GBV-C) on the natural history of HIV infection (the conclusion was that it has a seemingly positive impact).... Read more »
Project Inform

Understanding HIV: GBV-C and HIV -- Better Together?

...scientists have wondered if HIV could be slowed or rendered harmless by another virus. A number of studies suggest that hepatitis G (GBV-C) may be just such a virus, reducing disease progression and death in some people who are co-infected with... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Studies Suggest Hepatitis G Virus Slows Down the AIDS Virus

...earlier, smaller studies showing that patients with both HIV and hepatitis G lived longer than those infected with HIV alone. The hepatitis G virus, discovered in 1995, does not appear to cause hepatitis or any other disease, unlike other... Read more »
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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 »

Lost

Posted by LostNconfused, 5 Replies
...panic of something happening to me, such as a car crash, heart attack, even murder but I'm sure all our minds were far off from HIV. She said if she ever lost me, she would join me. That scares me the most. And she now has a 4 mo. old baby she... Read more »

Im new and want friends!=)

Posted by chula93, 1 Reply
...hey! i am new here. I have had HIV all my life. i was born with it. Anyway, i thought it would be nice to talk to other people. Dame un mesaje si tu quieres=) Read more »

Two weeks down and a life time to live

Posted by trulife, 2 Replies
Well folks...it's the end of two weeks on Atripla and so far things are going well. Side effects have been limited and are now subsiding. My biggest problem so far is swallowing the pill. I have always had trouble swallowing pills...go figure...a... Read more »