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Life Expectancy For Hep C And Cirrhosis Patients

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Hep C, Stage 4 Cirrhosis - life expectancy

My husband 55, yr old, 1 yr ago diagnosed with Hep C, St 4 Cirrhosis, tx 8 weeks, labs crashed and had to stop, success rate for treatment is 20%, what is his life expectancy? I am 40 and need to at least be prepared within myself. PLEASE RESPOND!!
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...long as their disease is compensated. ONce a patient develops decompensated disease (eg, confusion, fluid in the belly etc.) life expectancy does decline. That is why it is important to be very careful about any insults to the liver. Also newer... Read more »

Cirrhosis of the liver

Hi , My name is Alan, and I can stop thinking about this:My primary Dr is not very sentimental,... Read more »

Transmission of Hep C? (HEPATITIS C TRANSMISSION VIA SALIVA, 2010)

Dr., I so appreciate your honesty and yet I feel you are a bit naive. Transmission is a lot more... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Risk of Developing Specific AIDS-Defining Illnesses in Patients Co-Infected With HIV and Hepatitis C Virus With or Without Liver Cirrhosis

...aminotransferase levels, and patients with HCV co-infection. The patients with HCV co-infection were stratified according to the diagnosis of liver cirrhosis. Incidences of new ADIs were calculated as the number of events per 1,000 person-years... Read more »
The Body

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. Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Hepatitis C and HIV

... What Is Hepatitis C? How Is It Diagnosed? How Is Hep C Treated? Can Hep C Be Prevented? Hep C and HIV Together The Bottom Line Read more »
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 Read more »
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My Life Story With HIV and Hepatitis C

Posted by RicksWorld
...Hi everyone, I've been living with hiv and hcv for seventeen years, and I now have cirrhosis. For this reason I'm writing my life story at http://ricksworld411.blogspot.com I hope to share the events that shaped my life. Read more »

Hepatitis C

Posted by hopefulindy, 1 Reply
...possible exposure. I have on going health issues and no answers. I am waiting on blood work to see if I have been exposed to Hep C. If someone is infected with Hep c and HIV at the same time would that slow the production of HIV antibodies? That... 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 Read more »

HIV and Hep C co-infection.

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...I've read where HIV and Hep C co-infection can cause a person to take longer to test positive. Does anyone know how true this is? I've tested negative at Read more »