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HIV and Hepatitis C Co-Infection

Are you HIV positive and newly diagnosed with hepatitis C (Hep C)?Do you have one virus and think youmight be infected with the other? If so, this brochure answers somebasic questions about living withboth HIV and Hep C. What is HIV and Hep Cco-infection? When people have HIV and another major infectionsuch as Hep C, they are co-infected. HIV is a virusthat attacks the immune system, killing the CD4+cells that help the body fight off...
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symptoms of the three strains?

What are the symptoms of the three strains?...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
The symptoms of hepatitis are all the same regardless of the cause. Whether it is viral, alcoholic or chemical hepatitis is hepatitis. DTD... Read more »

Reinfected or different strain?

My body cleared itself of Hep C and I've had Hep B I believe. Now I'm interested in someone who hasn't had the treatment yet. We have not been sexually active at any level yet, and I'm scared of being reinfected. Would I be...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
Interesting question about whether the intron A would prevent reinfection. I would suspect that would certainly be possible. However, I certainly wouldn't want you to get an acute hepatitis infection again. It could cause havoc with your liver... Read more »

Mutant Strain HBV treatment

Dear dr. Dieterich,I have result : + core antibody, - surface antigen and antibody HBV. My liver function was high but after taking Milk Thristle gpt was dropped significantily, however I still have got and ggt slightly above normal range. My Hb is...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
There is a mutant of hepatitis B called a precore mutant. However the B surface antigen is usually positive while the e antigen is negative and the e antibody is positive. If your liver enzymes are elevated you need a thorough evaluation with blood... Read more »

HIV strains HTLVI test

Hello Mr Ryan.I have posted questions before but never answered. But that is OK since 10 months after my exposure I had my HIV test results negative. My question is. I know there are several HIV strains as well as HTVLI disease. I live in the island...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
I first want to encourage you to look for other causes to your muscle aches and tingling sensations. If your antibody test was negative at 10 months, it is safe to say that you are HIV negative. For questions about HIV strains, please refer to my... Read more »
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Broken Condom New HIV strain or What? WORRIED

Posted by ademalu, 1 Reply
Well here is my situation
had exposure in mid may 2009 with Commercial Sex Worker (CSW) condom broke ,had rapid test in June and August 2009 all came out negative. had Elisa (elecsys) test for HIV 1 and 2 endsept 2009 came out negative. Had QL DNA... Read more »

Hepatitis B and C

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Searching for some info here I became aware about the possibility of being infected with other things apart from HIV. I have some questions that are not well answered here or in another sites.

What are the possibilities of being infected with... Read more »

why has the African strain not made it

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I was wondering if anyone knew why the African hiv strain has not sufaced in the west yet?

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There is more than one strain!

Posted by paman1964, 1 Reply
I hear there is more than one strain of HIV and that if you are re-infected with a different strain, than it can cause serious illness sooner?
I have been abstinent since diagnosed in June and I feel safer this way! Thanks for all your replies guys. Read more »