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Life Span Of Hepatitis C Virus

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HEP C LIFE SPAN

Hey docter, I am just wondering about how long I am going to survive. I was diagnosed with Hep C at the age of 22, will I live to see 65 or longer assuming I stay healthy, don't drink or do drugs. I know it varies but can you please give me a best...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...step.Secondly, I would get a liver biopsy to determine how much disease you have if it turns out that you have virus in your bloodstream (HCV RNA is present).Fatigue responds to the eradication of the virus with pegylated interferon and ribavirin. Read more »

CAN I LIVE A NORMAL LIFE WITH HCV/23 year old begging for the truth

Hey Docter, I am 23 years old and have just been infected with Hep C by a tatoo needle. I am in... Read more »

Employment Life Insurance in Canada. HCV

Should I apply for a larger policy from my new employer, or just choose the basic one? Will the ... Read more »
Articles
International Association of Physicians in AIDS Care

Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) and HIV Coinfection

...oral presentations featured at the 12th World AIDS Conference directly or indirectly addressed the burgeoning epidemic of HIV/HCV coinfection. Following are a few findings of particular interest: Risk Factors and Transmission HCV approaches... Read more »
Project Inform

Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) & HIV

...Several workshops discussed HIV and Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection in women (HIV/HCV co-infection). In most people, HCV infection becomes chronic (ongoing). Over long periods of time, Read more »
Treatment Action Group

The Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) Treatment Pipeline

...and HIV/HCV Prevalence Almost 129 million people -- an estimated 2% of the world's population -- have been infected with the hepatitis C virus (HCV) (Global Burden of Hepatitis C Working Group 2004; United States Census Bureau 2005).... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Recommendations for Prevention and Control of Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) Infection and HCV-Related Chronic Disease

...1. Reported cases of acute hepatitis C by selected risk factors -- United States, 1983-1996 Figure 2. Prevalence of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection by age and race/ethnicity -- United States, 1988-1994 Figure 3. Hepatitis C virus... Read more »
Connect With Others

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. I also hope to be able... Read more »

Two weeks down and a life time to live

Posted by trulife, 2 Replies
...I have to do. I have always been the type of person to buckle down when things got tough and focus on what I want out of my life. I know the road will not always be easy, but my faith and my determination will have to get me through the rough... Read more »

hep c

Posted by Anonymous
...unrecognized. Hepatitis C is the most common, blood-borne chronic viral illness in the U.S. The number of Americans infected with the hepatitis C virus (HCV) is 5-times greater than the number living with HIV/AIDS. Yet, to date, your... Read more »

Lost

Posted by LostNconfused, 5 Replies
I tested positive 3 days before Christmas and I think I am still numb to the fact. I haven't told any friends or family because I really don't know how and most are judgemental and I'm sure will walk away. But I guess if they do, then I didn't need... Read more »