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Medical Help For Chronic Hepatitis C

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AIDS InfoNet

Hepatitis: Overview

What Is Hepatitis? Viral Hepatitis Other Types of Hepatitis Medication Problems Alternative Approaches What Is Hepatitis? Hepatitis means an inflammation, or swelling, of the liver. Viruses can cause hepatitis. Alcohol, drugs (including prescription medications), or poisons can also cause hepatitis. So can opportunistic infections such as Mycobacterium avium complex (MAC, see Fact Sheet 514 ) or Cytomegalovirus (CMV, see ...
Ask the Experts

should I stop HAART to begin HepC therapy?

I began HAART treatment 1-1/2 years ago on a regimen of Tenofovir, ABC/3TC Combo and Virmaune and have done spendidly well, (my CD4 count was 154 and my viral load was 25,000 copies when I started, now my CD4 count is 480 and my viral load has been...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...that may be causing your elevated liver tests, such as medications, like viramune, for example, superimposed on a background of chronic hepatitis C. Chronic hepatitis C alone usually does not cause such high liver function tests. It may be very... Read more »

is this acute or chronic hep-c

I am a health care worker.Back in 1992 I had some mild increase in LFT ALT 60 hepatitis-c antibody was negative they came down to normal this happend again in 1995 again hep-c antibody was negative at that time also,and in May 2005 hep-c negative...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
For health care workers, needlestick injuries with exposure to blood can lead to acute hepatitis C. I believe that is what happened to you. 1. Your liver function tests in the past were only modestly abnormal and that was probably due to some degree... Read more »

Please help my daughter

fine some peace. I have asked this on the Hep C forum but got no answers.She is 29 weeks pregnant. She has been treated in the emergency room for Anxiety over this question. Her boyfriend is Hep C+. They had unprotected sex in June. She is now...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...epidemic most people with HIV were expected to die from AIDS, and less attention was devoted to other long-term conditions. Because chronic hepatitis C progresses so slowly, many HIV positive people who were infected with HCV in the 1970s or... Read more »

PLEASE HELP

Dr. bob you're the only one who seems to answer these questions, now i know you mostly answer questions about hiv but could you PLEASE take the time to answer this question about hepatitis c. do you know if the window period for hep c is the same as...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...epidemic most people with HIV were expected to die from AIDS, and less attention was devoted to other long-term conditions. Because chronic hepatitis C progresses so slowly, many HIV positive people who were infected with HCV in the 1970s or... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Medical Management of Chronic Hepatitis B and Chronic Hepatitis C

...chronic liver disease. Most patients have no symptoms until the disease is far advanced. Managing Chronic Hepatitis B or Chronic Hepatitis C Health experts recommend that people who have chronic viral hepatitis take several actions: Most... Read more »
National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse

What I Need to Know About Hepatitis C

...causes hepatitis C? Who gets hepatitis C? How could I get hepatitis C? What are the symptoms of hepatitis C? What is chronic hepatitis C? How is hepatitis C diagnosed? How is hepatitis C treated? How can I avoid getting... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

FAQs for the Public: Hepatitis C

...hepatitis C? What is hepatitis C? Statistics How common is acute hepatitis C in the United States? How common is chronic hepatitis C in the United States? How likely is it that acute hepatitis C will become chronic? ... Read more »
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Availability of Draft Guidance Re: Development of Antivirals for Chronic Hepatitis C, Including Coinfection With HIV

... The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is announcing the availability of a draft guidance for industry entitled "Chronic Hepatitis C Virus Infection: Developing Direct-Acting Antiviral Agents for Treatment," which includes co-infection with HIV.... Read more »
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hep c

Posted by Anonymous
...medical condition that poses an enormous threat to the health of the American people as evidenced by the following facts: ? Chronic hepatitis C is the leading indication for adult liver transplantation in the U.S. The demand for liver transplants... 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 »

delayed seroconversion

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
you can have a delayed seroconversion if you are coinfected with hiv and hep c i have spoke with so many doctors and hospitals they said you need to test at 9months and 12 months Read more »

im weak......7 weeks negative is useless

Posted by regretidiotz, 7 Replies
im weak....i have a 7 weeks negative result but somehow i still cannot comfort myself that theres a possibility that i do not have hiv. not only are my symptoms too real (i have many of them), but my wife also has them....these are too real to be... Read more »