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Is Weight Gain A Sign Of Hep C

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side effects from hepc 3a meds

What will my side effects be from the medicine fromthe treatment of the hepatitis c level 3a drugs be...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
There are a multitude of possible side effects. Most people experience feeling very tired, loss of appetite, possible weight loss, irritability...These are the common complaints. It is important to let your doctor know if you are feeling down since... Read more »

hepc geno type1

I have taken the year long treatment with interferon with a reduction in viral load but when I... Read more »

Am I done with HIV and HepC testing at 22 / 28 weeks?

Good day Dr McGovern , I'm a 39 year old , slightly overweight male in the UK, smoker and... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HCV Coalition for the Cure Launches White House Petition to End Hepatitis C

On February 19, HCV Coalition Founder Margaret Dudley, along with her husband and many other advocates, announced a drive to obtain 100,000 signatures that they plan to present to the White House. Hepatitis C is the most widespread blood-borne... Read more »
TheBody.com

This Month in HIV: Update on Hepatitis C/HIV Coinfection

Welcome to This Month in HIV. I'm Terri Wilder . This month's topic is HIV and hepatitis C coinfection. Up to one third of people with HIV are estimated to also have hepatitis C, and living with both viruses is no picnic. The good news is that,... Read more »
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Guide to Hepatitis C for People Living With HIV

What Happens to People Who Have Hepatitis C The Natural History of HCV Although hepatitis C also affects other parts of the body, your liver is the organ most affected. Your liver is an essential organ with hundreds of functions. On a daily... Read more »
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My Fight for a Hepatitis C Cure

Lynda Dee I thought I had dodged a bullet. I had stopped using heroin intravenously in the early '70s and tested HIV negative. My husband wasn't so lucky -- he died of complications from AIDS in 1987, two years after our son died from SIDS. I... Read more »
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Medication Change

Posted by riverprincess, 3 Replies
I had to be switched from Atripla to Complera due to having to go back on HepC tx. I'll be doing a triple therapy for the hep and the Atripla doesn't mix well with one of the new meds in the cocktail. Any one been on Complera ? If so could you... Read more »

Still Concerned

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
Hello, I am hoping someone out there can help me, I had a risk exposure to HIV/Hep C and many other stds, well I have had many symptoms, and the women was from South Korea so I am concerned about "Rare Strains". I have taken an antibody test for... Read more »

Does anyone know

Posted by franfrog, 4 Replies
When I came out of the hospital from my PCP and diagnosis of AIDS, I had applied for Social Security disability. I was pretty sure I would not get it but was hoping even for the medicaid part of it. While I was on vacation I received a letter from... Read more »

dear people please tell me if im mad.

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
since my exposure in june 23 or possibly july14.
ive been testing since august01.
august 01 viral load testBDNA......NEG
SEPT 01 VIRAL LOAD PCR...........NEG
OCTOBER 01 ANTIBODY NEG.
NOV.......NO..TEST.
DEC ANTIBODY NEG
JAN ANTIBODY NEG
FEB ANTIBODY NEG
MAR... Read more »