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Positive Hepatitis C Genotype 1 With Negative Hiv

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AIDS InfoNet

Hepatitis C and HIV

... What Is Hepatitis C? How Is It Diagnosed? How Is Hep C Treated? Can Hep C Be Prevented? Hep C and HIV Together The Bottom Line What Is Hepatitis C? The hepatitis C virus (HCV) can cause liver damage. HCV is transmitted by direct
Ask the Experts

HIV+ and suspected HCV infection

I'm HIV+ and have been pulled off all meds because a routine LFT came back abnormal. I've had twice weekly LFT's since. These are the results since stopping my HIV meds:ALT 540, 394, 445, 422, 419 ALP 197, 157, 156, 154, 164.I'm now waiting for HCV...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...vaccinated against hepatitis B, hopefully your surface antibodies are still protective. As you know there is no vaccine for hepatitis C so this is a real possibility -particularly if you had anal sex with trauma. There are several reports of MSM... Read more »

Hepatitis C genotype 1a

I read where interferon is not as strong as a treatment with this genotype. I was recently diagnosed and have had for roughly three years.I am a little worried as I read more and more online that this genotype is the most difficult to treat.
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...Two comments:1. Statements that genotype 1 is harder to treat are correct but that is for the population at large. It says nothing for an individual Read more »


What are my chances of a recovery for this virus?
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
Extraordinarily high. I would consider going on treatment and getting a four week viral load to see if you are also a "rapid virologic responder". Then your chances are greater than 90 percent.Best of luck. Read more »

HIV/HVC treatment Duration

I am currently under the care of two fine physicians at the University Of Michigan in Ann Arbor; however I am looking for more information on treatment protocols for co-infection.My HIV VL is undetectable, with excellent CD4 and T-Cell values...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...You ask an excellent question.As you are alluding to, treatment of genotype 2 in patients with hepatitis C alone is for 24 weeks. In patients who have a rapid viral load response (no detectable virus after 4 weeks) the treatment duration Read more »
The Well Project

Hepatitis C and HIV/AIDS

... Table of Contents What Is Hepatitis? What Is Hepatitis C? How Is HCV Spread? HIV and HCV Co-Infection Testing for HCV Treatment of HCV HIV Treatment for People Who Are Read more »
HIV i-Base

Controversial Aspects of Hepatitis C Transmission, Monitoring, Care and Treatment

...currentlycontroversial and which may change as new informationbecomes available. Sexual transmission The risk for sexuallytransmitted hepatitis C is very low in monogamous, HIV-negativeheterosexual couples (in which one partnerhas HCV), but... Read more »
Treatment Action Group

Guide to Hepatitis C for People Living With HIV

...later in the section, " Living With HCV/HIV Coinfection ." Deciding Whether to Treat HCV Deciding whether or not to treat hepatitis C is an individual and complex decision. Some people really need HCV treatment now. It may be a bridge until... Read more »
The Body PRO

Update on Management of the HIV/Hepatitis B- or HIV/Hepatitis C-Coinfected Patient

...Data From the Literature Conclusion References Introduction Chronic infection with hepatitis B virus (HBV) or hepatitis C virus (HCV) constitutes two of the leading causes of chronic hepatitis and cirrhosis worldwide. 1-3 ... Read more »
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My Life Story With HIV and Hepatitis C

Posted by RicksWorld
...with hiv and hcv for seventeen years, and I now have cirrhosis. For this reason I'm writing my life story at I hope to share the events that shaped my life. I also hope to be able to be of help or advice to... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Abel S, Cesaire R, Cales-Quist D, Bera O, Sobesky G, Cabie A. Occupational transmission of human immunodeficiency virus and hepatitis C virus after a punch. Clin Infect Dis 2000 Dec;31(6):1494-5 Center for Information and Care on Human... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...the country. Last year, nearly 2.6 million syringes were exchanged, helping thousands of injection drug users avoid HIV and Hepatitis C infection. HPP also trains secondary exchangers (those who exchange needles for others in their networks) as... Read more »

Hepatitis C and Coinfection

Posted by statusCunknown, 1 Reply
...opportunity to introduce myself. My name is Shari and I am not infected with HIV, (this by shear luck only). I AM infected with Hepatitis C and the virus has caused severe damage to my liver. Over 5 million Americans in this country are... Read more »