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Is Chronic Hepatitis C Fatal Disease

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chronic hepatitis C

I've been diagnosed with Hepatitis C. Is there a procedure that can determine wheather the chronic illness has been in me for twenty years or if it is recent? Also would being on treatment affect the conclusion of such a procedure?
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
...The only way to estimate the duration of chronic hepatitis C is to do a liver biopsy. If there is fibrosis (scarring) or cirrhosis, then the infection has probably been around longer, since Read more »

should I stop HAART to begin HepC therapy?

I began HAART treatment 1-1/2 years ago on a regimen of Tenofovir, ABC/3TC Combo and Virmaune and... Read more »
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U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Availability of Draft Guidance Re: Development of Antivirals for Chronic Hepatitis C, Including Coinfection With HIV

... The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is announcing the availability of a draft guidance for industry entitled "Chronic Hepatitis C Virus Infection: Developing Direct-Acting Antiviral Agents for Treatment," which includes co-infection with HIV.... Read more »
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

FDA Approves Stand-Alone Package of Rebetol (Ribavirin) for Combination Therapy with Intron A for the Treatment of Chronic Hepatitis C Infection

...Rebetol capsules (ribavirin), an anti-viral drug for use with Intron A (interferon alfa-2b) for the treatment of patients with chronic hepatitis C infection. In 1998, FDA approved Rebetron combination therapy, a combination package containing... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Peginterferon Alfa-2b and Ribavirin for the Treatment of Chronic Hepatitis C in Blacks and Non-Hispanic Whites

...prospectively compared response rates to treatment with peginterferon alfa-2b and ribavirin among blacks and non-Hispanic whites with chronic hepatitis C. For 48 weeks, the researchers treated 200 chronic hepatitis C patients -- 100 blacks and... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Medical Management of Chronic Hepatitis B and Chronic Hepatitis C

...chronic liver disease. Most patients have no symptoms until the disease is far advanced. Managing Chronic Hepatitis B or Chronic Hepatitis C Health experts recommend that people who have chronic viral hepatitis take several actions: Most... Read more »
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