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Severe Hepatitis C

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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
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HIV (HIV and HEPATITIS C from SNORTING COCAINE through a rolled-up dollar bill, 2009)

If someone is HIV positive and you share a note while using cocaine can you become infected???
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,I've addressed this topic for both HIV and hepatitis C several times previously in this forum. See below.Good luck.Dr. BobDR.please helpMar 25, 2009 Three weeks back I snorted several Read more »

hep c transmission (Guide to Hepatitis C for People Living With HIV)

Dear Dr. Bob:How exactly is Hep C transmitted?Best regards,Just Wondering
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,I'll post some information about hepatitis C transmission from the archives below.Dr. BobGuide to Hepatitis C for People Living With HIVTesting, Coinfection, Treatment and Read more »

Untreated Hepatitis C

I know that elevated enzyme levels (ALT, AST etc) are indicators of liver cell damage. If such levels have been elevated for two decades, but no treatment was sought and/or recommended, is it almost a certainty that the liver has been deteriorating...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
There has not been a good correlation between elevated ALT and AST and the amount of liver damage. I would be more concerned about the extent of background alcohol use. A biopsy will give good information about the extent of liver damage. However, I... Read more »

Hepititis C

My husband has been diagnosed with Hepitis C his liver is inflamed and he has sever pain constantly what do we do
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...It is uncommon for hepatitis C to cause severe pain in the liver. I would have your husband fully examined by his physician to determine the cause of his symptoms. Read more »
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The Body

This Month in HIV: Update on Hepatitis C/HIV Coinfection

... Welcome to This Month in HIV. I'm Terri Wilder . This month's topic is HIV and hepatitis C coinfection. Up to one third of people with HIV are estimated to also have hepatitis C, and living with both viruses is no picnic. Read more »
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San Francisco Mayor Convenes Hepatitis C Task Force

... San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom has recently established the San Francisco Mayor's Hepatitis C Task Force. This task force, composed of 32 advocates, medical and social service providers, public health officials, and people Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

FAQs for the Public: Hepatitis C

... Overview What is hepatitis? What is the difference between hepatitis A, hepatitis B, and hepatitis C? What is hepatitis C? Statistics How common is acute hepatitis C in the United States? How common is chronic Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Australia: Hepatitis C Sufferers Miss Out on Treatment

...Center in HIV Epidemiology and Clinical Research in Sydney show that more than 98 percent of the 200,000 Australians living with hepatitis C did not receive treatment last year. Just 3,539 Australians with the infection accessed treatment in... Read more »
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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 »

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 »