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Is Hepatitis And Hiv The Same

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Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

HIV and Hepatitis C Co-Infection

Are you HIV positive and 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...
Ask the Experts


> Is possible that Hepatitis could be confused with HIV, on test?I have hepatitis B when I was child and I have never mention that in any HIV test, so it is my fault, could you recommend me any test to be conclude about my HIV conditions, taking...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
You should have tests for hepatitis A, B and C as well as HIV and you should tell your healthcare providers everything. Don't be shy! It is for your benefit! DTD... Read more »

Relationship between Hepatitis & HIV

Can a HIV + person be immunised against hepatitis B? Will HIV infection causes the hepatitis B antibodies inthe body to be weakened? Will anti HIV combination treatment help against fighting hepatitis?...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
Hepatitis B vaccine will work well in HIV patients,not quite as well as in HIV negative patients. I would definitely recommend it for both HIV and non HIV patients. DTD... Read more »

hepatitis/hiv postive

i am hiv/hepatitis-b positive.i have had to stop med's due to increase in liver number or hept-b level in the liver.what meds do u recommend for persons who are both hiv/hept-b infected.thank you for your response....
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
The best drug is lamivudine or 3TC. You may have already taken it. Famclovir has a little activity and abacavir has a very little activity. You may have to take pegylated interferon to get your liver under control before you can take your HIV meds.... Read more »

hepatitis and hiv

i am a 27 year old male i was dioagnosed with hiv in 95 and i srarted treatments back in january but in february i found out that i had hepatitis c my doctors says he wants to wait atleast six months before treating me for the hep c. right now i...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
The HIV meds will have no direct effect on HCV. It is controversial still whether treating HIV, and improving the immune system, indirectly improves HCV. The HIV meds you are on are metabolized in the liver. Rarely they can cause significant... Read more »
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Hepatitis and HIV tests

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Recently I had an exposure to blood. At 3 months the HIV test and the Hepatitis C test have both come back negative, but I still have a question. If I had hepatitis C and my body had not yet developed antibodies to it at 3 monts, and if my immune... Read more »

Hepatitis and HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I read in the spanish forum about a questions posed to "Dr. Santana" in the ask the experts section ( Here the good doctor advises that if co infected with hepatitis,... Read more »

Window for Hepatitis and Hiv and more

Posted by Anonymous
Yes, Window in sweden is up to six month but more likely 2 month. This virus can take some times to develop and you are using other tests than Antibodys. Hepatitis is a liver infection so you will have the virus there AND HIV virus is spread in the... Read more »

Hepatitis C, HIV and Seroconvertin

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
We read a lot on here and all about how you take longer to become posivite - or atl east those nurses did - and they were coinfected with hepatitis C and HIV.

so what's that mean? does that mean that the window period doesn't work if we're talking... Read more »