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Long Term Effects Of Hep C

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Discovery of HepC

When did Michael Houghton discover Hepatitis C? How long has the medical industry known of Hepatitis C? ...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
He found it in the late 1980's, but the test was not standardized for blood banking effectively until June 1992. There was some testing for it in 1991, but it was not perfect. He is working hard on a vaccine for HCV now. DTD... Read more »

hepc/foot/leg muscle pain

I was diagonosed with Hep C in 1998. Tried interferon, but side effects were too much. Recently, I... 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 »
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 »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

À la Carte -- 10. Hepatitis C Co-Infection

Many people living with HIV are also living with hepatitis C, a virus that attacks and damages the liver. In people who are co-infected, the liver inflammation and damage may progress faster than in people who have hepatitis C alone; and sometimes... Read more »
HIV i-Base

Personal Accounts

Add your story Personal stories in this guide Contributors People with direct experience of HIV and hepatitis coinfection, have written much of this guide. Their storie are included here, and cover dealing with a second diagnosis,... Read more »
ACRIA and GMHC

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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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 »

Interferon Roferon Peginterfeon Side Effects

Posted by Claude, 1 Reply
Hi guys,

Did any of you go through bilogical treatment with any kind of Interferons. If you did could you please tell me more about your dosage and side effects?

I am currently on INTRON A and it's a living hell. I don't know what to do anymore.... Read more »

Need Oppinions please

Posted by Atuxos, 1 Reply
Greetings

i am new to this forum and i need to say i found alot of information really usefull, so i want to thank everybody in advance.

so here is my story, 3 weeks ago i had a quite foolish accident, after a long period of missfortunes in my life... Read more »

Great Group Speaker

Posted by riverprincess
Every month we have a rep come into our support group and this month was a ID specialist from Trenton. This doctor was great. Very good presentaion and even better Q & A session afterwards. I learned much about being undetectable, When you... Read more »