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The Worse Hepatitis

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AIDS InfoNet

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
Ask the Experts

hepatitis c

what will happen if you don't take care of yourself with hvc such as drinking to much drunk all the time that much drinking
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...Alcohol and hepatitis C are the worst possible combination. Alcohol by itself causes scarring of the liver. However, together with hepatitis C, the Read more »

Hepatitis D,E,F,G etc.???

My girlfriend had unprotected sex to a man two years ago. That man used to work as gay prostitute and also took drugs(by injecting) as my girlfriend found out later.She got tested for HIV and HBV and HCV. Luckily all tests were negative.Recently, I...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
...Good questions. Basically, hepatitis D or delta cannot exist without the presence of hepatitis B. It is common in mediterranean Europe mostly, but elsewhere too. Read more »

alcoholic hepatitis and hepatitis C

Dear Doctor, I have two of the most loved and wonderful sons in the world. One has Hepatitis C and has taken interferon without success. He is doing good however with lots of vitamins and a healthy diet. Is there any typical amount of time when...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
...Dear Mom,Sorry to hear about your sons' troubles. The best prognostic indicator for hepatitis C is a liver biopsy. That will help him decide on future therapy. The new pegylated interferons will be available this year and Read more »

Too Old for Hepatitis Vaccine?

Dear Dr. D:I visited my doctor today and asked him that I heard that all gay men should be vaccinated against Hepatitis. He said that at my age (51), the vaccine would only have about a 25% effective rate. He said that the older you are when you...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
...recommend giving it. There is no downside risk except very rare allergic reactions. In addition, the older you are when you get hepatitis B, the worse the outcome! Good luck! DTD Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Hepatitis Worse During Immunocompetence With HIV/Hepatitis C Coinfection

...Liver disease may worsen when there is immunocompetence in hemophiliacs coinfected with HIV and hepatitis C (HCV), investigators have found. Researchers in Athens, Greece, drew this conclusion after studying several factors associated Read more »
The Well Project

Understanding Hepatitis

... Table of Contents Introduction Your Liver Symptoms and Long-Term Effects Diagnosing Hepatitis What Can You Do? References Introduction Hepatitis is a general name for an inflammation, or swelling, of the Read more »
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 Read more »
The Body PRO

Update on Management of the HIV/Hepatitis B- or HIV/Hepatitis C-Coinfected Patient

...HIV/HBV Coinfection New Data From the Literature Conclusion References Introduction Chronic infection with hepatitis B virus (HBV) or hepatitis C virus (HCV) constitutes two of the leading causes of chronic hepatitis and... Read more »
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insertive oral sex and vih and hepatitis b

Posted by nightsunami
...can i infectet by hepatitis B for insertive oral sex?? i have a negative VIH test from 1 year... Read more »

hepatitis b and insertive oral sex

Posted by nightsunami
...can i infected by hepatitis B from insertive oral sex??im negative test 5 monts and 2 weeks of HIV after my last encountrer- thanks Read more »

hepatitis B (duda solo por si hay algun medico)

Posted by Mairannnn, 2 Replies
...cual es el periodo de ventana de la hepatitis b? y ya que estamos de la c? en que lapso de tiempo es aconsejable hacer una serologia? saludos Read more »

periodo ventana en coinfeccion hepatitis c??

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...por favor, ya no se que pensar. si alguien como yo a los 6 meses tiene una serologia negativa de vih y posituva de hepatitis c pero con arn hepatitis indetectable, no es segura la prueba del vih por uan posible coinfeccion? se alarga el periodo... Read more »