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Symptom Of Viral Hepatitis In Pregnancy

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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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hepatitis C treatment and pregnancy

my husband is planning on undergoing the interferon treatment for his hep c. we want to have more chrildren, everything i look up says about woman that are undergoing the treatment. what about how it effects his ablity to have a child. after the 48...
Lynn E. Taylor, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Lynn E. Taylor, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Brown University
Interferon is typically taken with ribavirin pills in order to make the treatment work better (lead to a higher chance of cure). Ribavirin is teratogenic, meaning that it can cause damage to a developing fetus (cells inside a woman's womb that... Read more »

Hepatitis B Treatment During Pregnancy

Hi,I was diagnosed with chronic hepatitis B about 10 years ago and recently my doctor said that I have a high level of HBV DNA and high level of liver chemistries and viral load. She recommended that I get treatment right away. However, I am trying...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
You should see a specialist in this area for further counseling. This is somewhat complex issue and difficult to answer by the internet.... Read more »

hepatitis B in pregnancy

I am 24yrs with 37wks pregnant, my result for hep B goes this way: Hbsag positive , anti-hbc ab igm - non reactive, anti-hcv - non reactive.liver function test; normal, My husband was tested hbsag negative, I'm so scared for all this....
Lynn E. Taylor, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Lynn E. Taylor, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Brown University
It can be scary to receive blood test results about hepatitis, but it is wonderful that you got tested. I also hope that you consider getting an HIV test if you have not done so recently, as this impacts next steps.The HBSAg means that you have... Read more »

yo tengo una carga viral de 95000 copias por ml., y tambien la hepatitis c, que devo hacer?

que peligro corro con estoos dos virus en el cuerpo?, cuando devo empezar la medicacion, no me siento bien para nada, por favor ayudenme...
Jorge Santana Bagur, M.D.

Response from Jorge Santana Bagur, M.D.

Universidad de Puerto Rico
Estimado Amigo:La decision de tratamiento es concertada entre usted y su medico.Su carga viral para VIH entiendo esta elevada pero los cd4 decidiran que tratar primero.Si sus cd4 estan por encima de 400-500 celulas entonces es el momento de tratar... Read more »
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Hepatitus C and pregnancy

Posted by stevetrip, 1 Reply
Can a guy with Hep C pass it on to his wife and have a baby born with Hep C? Read more »

Hepatitis A:Causes,Symptoms,Prevention & Treatment

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Aalso known as infectious hepatitis, is a liver disease caused by the Hepatitis A virus, HAV. This is comparatively a mild disease which does not progress to a chronic stage. Persons who have contracted the disease may have no symptoms... Read more »

Hepatitis testing

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I know this isn't a hiv question,but does anyone know if hepatitis B and C testing is as accurate at 6 months as hiv tesing.Just wondering as ive tested neg for hiv and hep at 6 months,I know that the hiv is 100% accurate at 6 months but don't know... Read more »

Any other guys out there had Hepatitis-B??

Posted by MarkyMark, 9 Replies
I have been goin through an acute episode of Hepatitis-B for 3 months now and cant seem to find anyone out there who has also gone through this and i have no one to talk to, I feel sooo alone and stressed out over this entire episode, I am hoping... Read more »