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Stage 4 Liver Disease From Hep C

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HepC &Stage IV Cirrhosis/Liver Transplant

Having HepC and Stage IV Liver Cirrhosis, liver biopsy results have now put me on a transplant list. I have not even begun Interferon treatment - what is the likelyhood of being re-infected with hepc if I DO by some amazing luck get a liver?Is...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
The likelihood of reinfection of the new liver is virtually 100%. However, treatment of HCV is done in people with cirrhosis and can even be cured! There is very preliminary data about 6 or 7 people on the transplant list who have been treated and... Read more »

Types and Stages of Hep-C. What are they ?

What is Type-II, Stage-II?Explain what this means. I have this diagnosis and I have done the... Read more »

Hep-C infecting New Liver

Dear Sirs, question/statement, please any info would not hurt. I have been transplanted Dec 06,... Read more »
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ACRIA and GMHC

My Fight for a Hepatitis C Cure

Lynda Dee I thought I had dodged a bullet. I had stopped using heroin intravenously in the early '70s and tested HIV negative. My husband wasn't so lucky -- he died of complications from AIDS in 1987, two years after our son died from SIDS. I... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

À la Carte -- 10. Hepatitis C Co-Infection

Many people living with HIV are also living with hepatitis C, a virus that attacks and damages the liver. In people who are co-infected, the liver inflammation and damage may progress faster than in people who have hepatitis C alone; and sometimes... Read more »
Treatment Action Group

Guide to Hepatitis C for People Living With HIV

What Happens to People Who Have Hepatitis C The Natural History of HCV Although hepatitis C also affects other parts of the body, your liver is the organ most affected. Your liver is an essential organ with hundreds of functions. On a daily... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Colorado: Hepatitis C Awareness and Testing Campaign Launched

Hep C Connection is a new awareness and testing campaign aimed at alerting Coloradoans about hepatitis C virus, which is especially prevalent among baby boomers. Those born between 1946 and 1964 account for nearly 70 percent of HCV cases, and a new... Read more »
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HIV and HEP-C in NYC

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I'm 36 years old, HIV+ and recently diagnosed with Hepatitus-C. the combination scares me and isolates me one step further from those with only the common thread of HIV. I'm interested in establishing contact with others in the same boat for mutual... Read more »

Trying to deal with being + I also have Hepc

Posted by rackme, 7 Replies
I was just told Im hiv+ and Im also hepc. so I don't know when Im not feeling good which is causing the problems been getting vertigo the last couple of days. I see my shrink next week. I guess Im looking for ansures. Thanks any onfo I can get would... Read more »

I have a co-infection;HIV, and HEP-C.

Posted by stevepalma, 1 Reply
I found out that i had this co-infection(hiv,hep-c) in 2002.My doctor says that it is very hard to treat,however with sticking to my meds;this includes hiv meds, and interferon,i now have the hep-c under control after 30 weeks of a 48 week... Read more »

No longer have HepC!

Posted by heatherblue, 2 Replies
I went to my doctor today. My numbers are all amazing. CD4=701, viral load undetectable. And he says that I no longer have HepC. I have never heard of this. I am pleased, don't get me wrong. It's just kinda crazy. I was always told that it... Read more »