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Symptoms Of Non-viral Hepatitis And Treatment

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Hepatitis C

What Is Hepatitis C? How Is It Diagnosed? How Is Hep C Treated? Can Hep C Be Prevented? Hep C and HIV Together What Is Hepatitis C? The hepatitis C virus (HCV) can cause liver damage. Hepatitis C is transmitted primarily by direct blood-to-blood contact. Most people get HCV through injection drug use with shared equipment. Up to 90% of people who have ever injected drugs, even just once, have been infected with HCV. Some people...
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hepatitis c, repeat treatment for non-responder?

I have had Hep C for many years, have done the Peg IntronRiboviron, 48 week treatment. It has been close to 3 years since treatment. My viral load was down to 19,224 from 98,557. As of 10-05 it is going up, now 49,432. Since I was...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
I would not necessarily label you as a "non-responder" if your viral load was that low. Perhaps you are a partial responder but never got down to a non-detectable level.You may want to discuss with your hepatologist two possible... Read more »

non-HSV1, non-HSV2 herpes coinfections, valtrex, and hiv viral load

I am hiv positive and I do NOT have HSV-1 or HSV-2 as confirmed by negative serology tests and lack of symptoms in clinical presentation. I was prescribed a 10-day course of Valtrex for treatment of what my physician thought to be an atypical...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
I don't have any experience with Valtrex suppression of non-HSV infections in HIV-infected patients. For HSV suppression, most of our patients are on acyclovir or Valtrex and both of these medications work quite well. Your situation is somewhat... Read more »


good day..sir may i ask about the hepatitis b question is why the non reactive hepatitis b is always failed if taking a medical result for work.the dr. said no meds for it but it can transmit to another....
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
Hi, not quite sure about what you are asking but it may be regarding 1 of 2 things:1) If it is response to hepatitis B vaccine? It is true that up to one third of people may not develop antibodies after vaccination against hepatitis B. Usually we... Read more »

HEP C treatment and symptoms

I became infected with hep c in 1988 after being given blood during a sinus operation. At that time there was not a test for the virus in the blood supply. In 1992 after repeat visits to the doctor for a varitey of symptoms I was told I had Hep C...
Maribel Rodriguez-Torres, M.D.

Response from Maribel Rodriguez-Torres, M.D.

Fundacion Gatroenterologia De Diego
You have stated your problem very clearly;thank you.It is true all you have said about the side effects of interferon treatment.Many patients will need supportive treatment to tolerate it.I frequently use antidepresants, with no problems.Remember... Read more »
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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 »


Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
All of yoou with symptoms and testing neg could have hep c it can and does take more then 6 months to show antibody's in more then just a few people and the symptoms can be the same as hiv.So it might not be stress or your not crazy ,Hepc can take... Read more »

HIV & Hepatitis Treatment Educator

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HIV & Hepatitis Treatment Educator

NATAP is a non-profit corporation with 501(c)3 Federal tax status. Its
mission is to educate individuals about HIV and hepatitis treatment as well
as to advocate on behalf of people living with HIV/AIDS. NATAP... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
tested negative for hiv and syphillis, hep b,c past six month period but have several strange markings like bruises(red spots) on palms of hand and soles of feet. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks GOD Bless all.

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