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Hepatitis C

What Is Hepatitis C? How Is It Diagnosed? How Is Hep C Treated? Can Hep C Be Prevented? Hep C and HIV Together What Is Hepatitis C? The hepatitis C virus (HCV) can cause liver damage. Hepatitis C is transmitted primarily by direct blood-to-blood contact. Most people get HCV through injection drug use with shared equipment. Up to 90% of people who have ever injected drugs, even just once, have been infected with HCV. Some people...
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hepatitis c, repeat treatment for non-responder?

I have had Hep C for many years, have done the Peg IntronRiboviron, 48 week treatment. It has been close to 3 years since treatment. My viral load was down to 19,224 from 98,557. As of 10-05 it is going up, now 49,432. Since I was...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
I would not necessarily label you as a "non-responder" if your viral load was that low. Perhaps you are a partial responder but never got down to a non-detectable level.You may want to discuss with your hepatologist two possible... Read more »


Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hi and thanks for posting.A non-reactive test means you do not have evidence of hepatitis B- tests either look for presence of antibodies (indicating prior infection) or viral antigen (presence of the virus).BY... Read more »


good day..sir may i ask about the hepatitis b question is why the non reactive hepatitis b is always failed if taking a medical result for work.the dr. said no meds for it but it can transmit to another....
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
Hi, not quite sure about what you are asking but it may be regarding 1 of 2 things:1) If it is response to hepatitis B vaccine? It is true that up to one third of people may not develop antibodies after vaccination against hepatitis B. Usually we... Read more »

Prognostic value of hepatitis C viral load testing

Why is it important to follow the hepatitis C viral load level since liver damage can still occur despite low hepatitis C viral loads?...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
We usually follow it closely only when people are being treated with medication to see if they are responding. Otherwise checking it a few times a year to confirm that the virus is still present is standard procedure. Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.... Read more »
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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 »


Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
tested negative for hiv and syphillis, hep b,c past six month period but have several strange markings like bruises(red spots) on palms of hand and soles of feet. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks GOD Bless all.

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Long Tern Non Progressors

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Long Term Non Progressors & Slow Progressors. I have a mailing
list for people with long term HIV infection and no symptoms

For the purposes of this list, LTNP (after Geneva known as "Slow"
Progressors) are LOOSELY defined as being HIV+ for 10+... Read more »

long term non-progressors

Posted by norvasc, 1 Reply
I tested positive over 20 years ago. I attempted suiside at the time because at that time you were going to die a horrible death. I gave all my expensive personal stuff away, was terribly depressed. I have survived, I have no viral load, my blood... Read more »