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Medications Not Safe If You Have Hepatitis C

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What are the side affects of medication for Hepatitis C?

I have Hepatitis C and have been told recently that I should start taking the combination Interferon and Rib.. medication. I am scared to death because of the stories I hear about the side affects. I also have had extreme fatigue, and some...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
Dear Scared,It is perfectly appropriate to be scared about the medication. However, it sounds like you have severe symptoms now even without the medication. The side effects are not fun, but they are like a cold. You have probably worked with a cold... Read more »

Dr. Rob, your input please? (HEPATITIS C AND DELAYED HIV SEROCONVERSION)

Dr. Bob, I have a question about HIV and Hepatitis C coinfection. I am finding conflicting... Read more »

Elevated liver enzymes, sustiva or hepatitis C?

Dear Doctor, after being on sustiva/truvada for almost three months my HIV viral load is... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Nevada: Six Medical Offices Raided in Probe Into Hepatitis C Outbreak

...Officials seized patient records and other documents at six valley clinics Monday as part of a joint criminal investigation into a hepatitis C outbreak. The sites were all affiliated the Gastroenterology Center of Nevada (GCN) and include the... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Medical Management of Chronic Hepatitis B and Chronic Hepatitis C

... Many individuals who become infected with hepatitis B virus (HBV) or hepatitis C virus (HCV) develop chronic liver disease that can gradually lead to serious liver damage. Medical management involves periodic Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV, Hepatitis C Prevalence in Canadian Prisons Presents "Clear" Health Risk, Ontario Medical Association Says

...HIV and hepatitis C infections are "[r]ampant" in Canadian prisons and present a "clear and present health risk" to inmate populations, prison guards Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Department of Veterans Affairs' Hepatitis C Web Site Aimed at Veterans, Medical Practitioners

...A comprehensive Web site on hepatitis C, www.hepatitis.va.gov , was launched in February through a collaboration between the Department of Veterans Affairs and University Read more »
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Hepatitis C

Posted by hopefulindy, 1 Reply
I tested HIV- at 3.5 months post 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... Read more »

Hepatitis C

Posted by saylomoon, 1 Reply
...Hola amigos, como sabran tuve una posible exposicion con agujas mi pregunta, si alguien sabe, el periodo ventana para hepatitis C, hasta cuantos anos o meses se amplia, ya que en unas paginas lei que eran 6 meses y en otras son 3 anos. tengo... Read more »

Hepatitis C

Posted by capeac, 1 Reply
...no tengo de nuevo hora para la consulta y me gustara saber que sabeis sobre la fiabilidad de los resultados en el test de la Hepatitis C. ?Es cierto que cabe la posibilidad de un falso negativo -ojo estoy hablando de la Hepatitis C no del VIH-... Read more »

Periodo en caso de coinfeccion con la hepatitis c?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Alguien me podria decir si con 6 meses seria suficiente? Read more »