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Is Alcoholic Hepatitis Reversible

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Nucleoside Analog Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors in Development

These drugs have not been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for use against HIV. Nucleoside Analog Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors These drugs stop HIV from multiplying by blocking the reverse transcriptase enzyme. This enzyme changes HIV's genetic material (RNA) into the form of DNA. This step has to occur before HIV's genetic code gets combined with an infected cell's own genetic codes. The nucleoside analogs (often...
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Is Fibrosis Reversible?

Hello. I've been doing some research on the internet and I've seen several articles explain that many individuals show reveral of fibrosis to near normal tissue once the virus is suppressed and the liver has had time to regenerate (its...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
The answer to your excellent question is a definite "yes". In matter of fact at the last liver disease meeting a few weeks ago, there was some discussion of what is the best way to follow patients who have been cured of their hepatitis C... Read more »

Is Fibrosis / Compensated Cirrhosis Reversable in Hepatitis B

Dr. McGovern,I'm a Hep B - with E antigen Negative infection with Fibrosis (no complication like ascites, portal hypertension etc...). I have achieved negative HBV DNA test as of May 2009, on going entecavir treatment, Is this reversible ? How...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
That is the million dollar question. Right now, long term therapy is advised because patients with e antigen negative infection tend to have virologic relapse when therapy is stopped.Over time, with suppression of your virus, your liver will become... Read more »

alcoholic hepatitis and hepatitis C

Dear Doctor, I have two of the most loved and wonderful sons in the world. One has Hepatitis C and has taken interferon without success. He is doing good however with lots of vitamins and a healthy diet. Is there any typical amount of time when...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
Dear Mom,Sorry to hear about your sons' troubles. The best prognostic indicator for hepatitis C is a liver biopsy. That will help him decide on future therapy. The new pegylated interferons will be available this year and he may be a candidate,... Read more »

Alcoholic Hepatitis

Is alcohol induced hepatitis infectious to others?...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
No, alcoholic hepatitis is caused by ingesting alcohol and therefore is not contagious (other than by sharing too many drinks). BY... Read more »
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Alcohol Consumption and HIV+

Posted by PozInOrlando, 4 Replies
I like to drink. Not a lot or to excess, usually 2 beers after work to relax and when I go out, I'll do a couple shots with buddies but I wont drink to the point of total inebriation or to the point where I cannot drive. I've actually become quite... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
He realizado esta consulta otras veces pero ahn no me queda claro.
Segn he leido las respuestas del Dr. Santana, en caso de coinfeccin con hepatitis, es aconsejable seguir al paciente por el perodo de un ao. Por otro lado le por aca que el examen de... Read more »

Hepatitis y perodo ventana

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Buenas a todos, les comento mi situacin.
Comet la peor iditez de mi vida en una noche de alcohol al estar haber tenido sexo con una desconocida y sin ningun tipo de proteccin. Esta chava me peg una venerea la cual la trate en poco tiempo gracias a... Read more »

hepatitis c oculta

Posted by lll, 4 Replies
he leido que se descubrio que existe un tipo de hepatitis c oculta que no se detecta ni con la prueba de anticuerpos ni con PCR. Yo tengo todo los sintomas de hepatitis y aunq tengo pruebas a los 17 meses negativas esta noticia me mata. Read more »