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Life Expectancy Liver Transplant Hep C

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He was told he needed a liver transplant

Dearest Dr. McGovern, My brother has hep C and cirrhosis. He has had two blood transfusion and has been drained.. now he is not seeing a Dr. he thinks he is getting better and his liver is working he is on medication that they gave him with water...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
I am truly worried about your brother's condition with your description of yellow eyes and expanding belly. These are signs of worsening liver disease. Please tell him that I urge him to go to the hospital for further evaluation. 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 »

hep c and liver transplant

My father (53) had a liver transplant because of hep c. (blood transfusion 1972). Now the hepatitis... Read more »
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This Month in HIV: Update on Hepatitis C/HIV Coinfection

...headaches, muscle and body aches, and nausea. Have a water bottle with you at all times. If you have issues with depression prior to hep C treatment, don't wait till you start treatment to start the antidepressants. They can take up to three... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

United Kingdom: HIV Liver Transplant Outcomes Studied

... Following liver transplantation, HIV-positive recipients have survival rates similar to HIV-negative recipients, according to a British research team. 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 What Is Hepatitis C? The hepatitis C Read more »
HIV i-Base

Hepatitis C Treatment and Management

...always occur during the first 12 weeks after finishing treatment. EVR (early virological response) An EVR means that the hepatitis C viral load has droppedby 99% (2 logs), or is undetectable after 12 weeks oftreatment. Someone who does not... Read more »
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hep c

Posted by Anonymous
...Mission Founder's Story Brainstorming Team CAP National Site Lung Cancer CAP Site Legal Information Contact HCCAP Federal Hep C Bill (English) Federal Hep C Bill (Spanish) Resource Center Home Activist Alert List Take Action Now... 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

Posted by hopefulindy
...Does anyone know? If you contract HIV and Hep C at the same time will the Hep C cause a delay in production of Hiv antibodies due to weakened immune system? Read more »

Hepatitis C and Coinfection

Posted by statusCunknown, 1 Reply
...with the Hepatitis C virus. Only 20-30% are aware of their infection status. HCV is the number one reason in this country for liver transplants. The demand for organs and the ratio of available donor organs are sadly not nearly sufficient. Over... Read more »