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Stages In Hep C

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Liver Biopsy and stages of Hep C

Can a doctor know what condition the liver is in with out a liver biopsy? I had a doctor tell me quite rudely that my Mother in Law did not have cirrhosis or end stage Hep C She had Chronic Acute Hep C. He has not done a liver biopsy at this time....
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
Vasculitis can be a result of HCV and treating the HCV can certainly help if that is the cause. By physical exam, a doctor can tell if someone has decompensated cirrhosis or not, but not much else. Sounds like you need a new doctor to treat the HCV.... Read more »

Technically possible to naturally clear Hep. C. during the chronic stage?

Dr. McGovern,Some research I have done provides instances where people have naturally cleared... Read more »

Hep c stage 1

my friend and husband both have Hep C, his is under control right now, but she was told her's is... 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 »
HIV i-Base

Personal Accounts

...disclosure, friends, family, sex, treatment, management and support. Add your story How other HIV positive-people deal with hepatitis C coinfection is an important source of imformation. If you want to share your story, email... Read more »
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Rapid Liver Fibrosis Occurring More Frequently Among HIV-Infected Men Newly Coinfected With Hepatitis C

...Mt. Sinai School of Medicine in Manhattan. My presentation is describing accelerated liver fibrosis in the outbreak of acute hepatitis C in HIV-infected men, 1 which had not been previously described. These were otherwise pretty healthy men... Read more »
Project Inform

Project Inform's Policy Team Expands Hepatitis C Advocacy Efforts

... 2009 marked a significant year for Project Inform, as we greatly expanded our hepatitis C (HCV) policy agenda at the federal, state and local levels. We began HCV advocacy in 2007 in response to the number of people Read more »
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26 years AIDS survior

Posted by AaronK, 3 Replies
...take these meds i had about a ten gallon size bag of pills left over i didn't take over 20 years. In 2006 i was dianosed with hep C with stage 2 liver damage and hopefully will began treatment as soon, as i have enough tcells to survive the hep... Read more »

Hep c delays seroconversion

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...I just found info that Hep c will delay seroconversion for Hiv test John Hopkis web site says that Hiv test will show positive 10-14 days after infection Read more »

Hepatitis C

Posted by hopefulindy, 1 Reply
...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 production of HIV antibodies? That... Read more »

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 »