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Kaiser Patients And Hep C Treatment

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Ask the Experts

Is hepC now considered an opportunistic infection in those with HIV?

Hi Dr., I just came across this on the web and wondered if it's true (considered an o.i.) and what do you think of calling it one? "Many HIV positive patients have 'stable' HIV disease due to the widespread use of HAART (highly...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
Yes, it is true that we included hep C in the guidelines for treatment and prevention, but technically speaking, the definition of AIDS is set by the CDC and hep C is not included. That may be because the classic definition of an OI is an infection... Read more »

hepc/ hiv

hi, i think i might be co infected with hep c and hiv if so what are my options?second... Read more »

HepC after a year

My brother has been taking the Pegasy shots for a year now. They tell us that he is down to zero... Read more »
Articles
National Association of People With AIDS

Hep-C Treatment Without Interferon Comes Closer

Many of us who live with HIV are alive today in part because we received effective treatment to clear our hepatitis C (HCV) co-infections. Interferon-boosted Ribavirin was a lifesaver, but the interferon side effects could be rugged. MedPage Today... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Nigeria Orders Tests on Local Cure for HIV Virus

The legal battle between Nigerian scientist Jeremiah Abalaka and the Health Ministry over the ban on using his HIV vaccine is continuing with a directive from the Nigerian parliament ordering clinical trials of the drug. The tests are set to begin... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

World Bank Warns of AIDS Increase in Cameroon

The World Bank, which last month approved a $50 million fund for Cameroon's anti-AIDS efforts, announced Thursday that the HIV/AIDS infection rate in the country soared more than 20-fold in the past 10 years. According to the bank's Robert... Read more »
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 »
Connect With Others

Trying to deal with being + I also have Hepc

Posted by rackme, 7 Replies
I was just told Im hiv+ and Im also hepc. so I don't know when Im not feeling good which is causing the problems been getting vertigo the last couple of days. I see my shrink next week. I guess Im looking for ansures. Thanks any onfo I can get would... Read more »

I have a co-infection;HIV, and HEP-C.

Posted by stevepalma, 1 Reply
I found out that i had this co-infection(hiv,hep-c) in 2002.My doctor says that it is very hard to treat,however with sticking to my meds;this includes hiv meds, and interferon,i now have the hep-c under control after 30 weeks of a 48 week... Read more »

No longer have HepC!

Posted by heatherblue, 2 Replies
I went to my doctor today. My numbers are all amazing. CD4=701, viral load undetectable. And he says that I no longer have HepC. I have never heard of this. I am pleased, don't get me wrong. It's just kinda crazy. I was always told that it... Read more »

I'm taking my treatment into my own hands now

Posted by taurusthecat, 5 Replies
I'm not happy. I have been asking my doctor for ages if I can go on some kind of HIV drug therapy and I keep getting stalled. I've been pos for 8 years and over time my energy levels have gone down and down, my body is just fighting this virus as it... Read more »