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How To Treat Symptoms Of Hep C

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AIDS InfoNet

Hepatitis C and HIV

... What Is Hepatitis C? How Is It Diagnosed? How Is Hep C Treated? Can Hep C Be Prevented? Hep C and HIV Together The Bottom Line What Is Hepatitis C? The hepatitis C virus (HCV) can cause liver damage. HCV is transmitted by direct blood-to-blood contact. Most people
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Follow-up Question about Hep C and HIV Coinfection (DELAYED SEROCONVERSION: HIV and Hepatitis C coinfection 2009)

Dear Dr. Bob,Thank you for your prompt response. I will be making a donation at www.concertedeffort.org tomorrow. I have just a couple of questions I meant to ask previously.My risk event occurred as a result of a sexual assault from a man from...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...blood-to-blood transmission that occurs due to trauma during the sexual activity. I'm not aware of any data that indicates lower hepatitis C viral load decreases transmission risk, but it very well may be true. Your HIV specialist can easily... Read more »

treating hep c

I have hep c genotype 2. My question is can you have another genotype in your body. I was told new research is showing virus in places other than the bloodstream. I never had a biopsy, but my doc wants me to do treatment and said I would be cured...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...infection.Yes the virus has been seen in other places in the body outside the liver, but the main issue is that if you undergo treatment and you don't have virus after six months after stopping treatment, your virus will probably not come back. Read more »

Accidental Spit in Eye (Hep C) (HEPATITIS C TRANSMISSION)

I have the same question as asked in "blood tainted saliva in eye" asked by another visitor, but my question is concerning Hepatitis C? While talking in a session, a client of mine (I'm a counselor) with that dx in her chart (at some pt),...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Your risk of acquiring hepatitis C from getting a "small amount of spit" in your eye is nonexistent. I'll reprint some information about hepatitis C transmission Read more »

treating hiv or hep c which one first

Dear doctor,I am newly infected with both hep c and hiv. my viral load is 221k and my cd4 count is 780. my hep c is 1mil plus. MY new doctor advised me to go on pegasys to try and clear the hep c. I do not take hiv meds, and she seems to think my...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...stable since your viral load is quite high. Whether you go on HAART or not though, it is still a good idea to be evaluated for hepatitis C. I usually recommmend a liver biopsy since the length of treatment is 48 weeks and it often helps to... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Antiviral Therapy to Treat Hepatitis C Is Declining in the U.S.

... The incidence of new hepatitis C virus infections has declined in the United States, and improvements in antiviral therapy have been dramatic. Yet a significant Read more »
HIV i-Base

Deciding Whether to Treat Hepatitis C

... Treatment tips Advantages of using hepatitis C treatment Advantages of delaying treatment Deciding whether or not to treat hepatitis C (HCV) is anindividual and complex Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

New Drug Combination More Effective at Treating People Co-Infected With HIV, Hepatitis C, NEJM Studies Say

...England Journal of Medicine , 7/29). Approximately 40% of the individuals on the peginterferon-ribavirin therapy had undetectable hepatitis C viral levels at the end of the study period, compared with 20% of individuals taking peginterferon and... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Roche Files Application to Market Drug Combination to Treat HIV, Hepatitis C Co-Infected Patients

...has filed an application with FDA to market a drug combination therapy to treat patients co-infected with HIV and chronic hepatitis C, the AP/ Springfield News Sun reports. FDA granted the company fast-track status for its application to... Read more »
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Hepatitis C

Posted by hopefulindy, 1 Reply
...possible exposure. I have on going health issues and no answers. I am waiting on blood work to see if I have been exposed to Hep C. If someone is infected with Hep c and HIV at the same time would that slow the production of HIV antibodies? That... Read more »

Stressed

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I had a risky sexual encounter just over 2 weeks ago.About a week ago I started to develop abdominal pain,which seems to be getting more noticeable.The pain im experiencing seems to be dull and ongoing.Please can you tell me if this could be a... Read more »

here i am!

Posted by worried2002, 1 Reply
hey people i'm still alive, i'm transferring my worries from hiv to hep b at the moment... ;) however at the end of this month i'll be tested for both, let's hope everything'll be ok so i will transfer my worries to the common cold or whatever, hugs... Read more »

HIV and HEP-C co-infection

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
i know this might sound like a stupid question but is it possible to pick up both HIV and HEP-C from one unprotected, penis/vaginal sexual encounter ? and if so, can this cause problems with an HIV test at 3 months ? co-infection ? thanks regards... Read more »