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Symptoms Of Hepatitis C And Prognosis

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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 blood-to-blood contact. Most people get hepatitis C (hep C) through injection drug use with shared equipment. Up to 90% of people who have ever injected drugs, even just once, have been infected...
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HIV positive - question about life expectancy (LIFE EXPECTANCY, 2010) (PROGNOSIS, 2010)

I have just had a 5 week test result come back positive.I couldnt get answer from my doc, so wanted to ask you.How long can people with HIV live on HAART? - I know there isnt one figure- just wondering if there are ball park figures?Any info would...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...diagnosis, etc. I'll repost below some information about life expectancy from the archives.Dr. Bob How Long?(LIFE EXPECTANCY) (PROGNOSIS) Dec 12, 2008If you are infected by HIV would you have a normal life span like any other human without?How... Read more »

(LIFE EXPECTANCY) (PROGNOSIS) Nov 14, 2008

Please can you let me know how I can get a copy
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Get a copy of what?? If you want a copy of my comments about "life expectancy" and "prognosis" (see below), all you need to do is press the print key on your computer.Dr. BobHow Long?(LIFE EXPECTANCY) (PROGNOSIS) Dec Read more »

prognosis for us all (LIFE EXPECTANCY) (PROGNOSIS)

dr. bob,hope the wedding went well! congrats. i wanted to ask you about the prognosis for long term med use in relation to life expectancy. i have read quite a bit and it's always very interesting to say the least. i know you can't give a...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...to the pandemic. However, I tend to doubt that is the real emphasis of your query, right? I assume you're more interested in prognosis, wondering more how many of us will live rather than how many of us are going to be pushing up daisies any time... Read more »

Hep C long term prognosis

I found out I have hep c in 1994,have done inter/ribo treatment one full year, failed, did a daily for 6 months and had a platelet disorder requiring stopping. now 3 yrs later I have a viral load of 1,190,000 and an alt of 103 and an ast of 70. I...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
I am sorry to hear that you have not responded to treatment. However, I want to assure you that there is NO correlation between your level of virus and the amount of liver disease you have. I have seen patients with extremely low levels of virus you... Read more »
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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... Read more »
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Hepatitis: Overview

What Is Hepatitis? Viral Hepatitis Other Types of Hepatitis Medication Problems Alternative Approaches What Is Hepatitis? Hepatitis means an inflammation, or swelling, of the liver. Viruses can cause hepatitis. Alcohol, drugs... Read more »
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Cancers

...Lungs: Breathing problems Bad cough Diagnosis Biopsy (sample of tissue taken and examined under microscope) "Good prognosis" KS: No internal organ involvement CD4 count greater than 200 cells No history of opportunistic... Read more »
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Zalcitabine (Hivid, ddC)

What Is ddC? ddC (Hivid®) was a drug used for antiretroviral therapy (ART). It was manufactured by Roche. ddC was also known as zalcitabine or dideoxycytidine. ddC was a nucleoside analog reverse transcriptase inhibitor, or nuke. ddC was... Read more »
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I am 30 YO guy. Worried that I may have got infected. I met this friend of mine on 5th of Dec 2010 which was just a causual meeting after 5 years. After having drinks she started touching me and I got aroused and we end up mating. While in act, she... Read more »

Worried after performing oral on multiple partners

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Okay from the Top I am A gay male but have never really been interested in a dating or regular partner.In the past Ive been hooking up on net or rest stops but just giving oral nothing else .I admit I always enjoyed swallowing semen a lot and Over... Read more »

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...for early aggressive therapy have been presented.22 Patients who present with symptomatic acute HIV syndrome have a poorer prognosis than those with asymptomatic primary HIV infection.24 Early treatment may preserve immune system function by... Read more »

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Posted by Survivor, 1 Reply
...almost half are women, and most are younger than 25. Antiretroviral medications have only recently become available in Kiev; the prognosis for the many HIV-infected Ukrainians is as bleak as it was for American patients in the pre-HAART era. ... Read more »