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Treating HCV

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TREAT HCV or HIV????

I'm confused by my doctor's stance on HCV treatment. I have been HIV positive for twelve years, but maintain, without antiretrovirals, a viral load of around 20,000 and a CD4 count of over 600. My HCV viral load is two million. He refuses to...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
That sounds perfectly rational to me. The interferon and ribavirin actually have some HIV effect, so there is nothing lost in terms of HIV treatment. I would also like to see your biopsy report, but there is no reason that you have to treat HIV... Read more »

Doctor Not Treating HCV, only HIV

My husband is HIV, Hep C pos and has had Hep B but cleared his system. His HIV doc is not pursuing... Read more »

Doctor Not Treating HCV, only HIV

My husband is HIV, Hep C pos and has had Hep B but cleared his system. His HIV doc is not pursuing... Read more »
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Project Inform

Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) & HIV

...Several workshops discussed HIV and Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection in women (HIV/HCV co-infection). In most people, HCV infection becomes chronic (ongoing). Over long periods of time, Read more »
Treatment Action Group

The Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) Treatment Pipeline

...and HIV/HCV Prevalence Almost 129 million people -- an estimated 2% of the world's population -- have been infected with the hepatitis C virus (HCV) (Global Burden of Hepatitis C Working Group 2004; United States Census Bureau 2005).... Read more »
International Association of Physicians in AIDS Care

Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) and HIV Coinfection

...oral presentations featured at the 12th World AIDS Conference directly or indirectly addressed the burgeoning epidemic of HIV/HCV coinfection. Following are a few findings of particular interest: Risk Factors and Transmission HCV approaches... Read more »
Brown Medical School

Spotlight: HCV -- To Treat or Not to Treat? That Is the Question ...

...end-of-sentence. In this sense, requiring a specific period of time left to serve may be more legally risky than having a policy of not treating HCV at all. Ethical Issues Systems that have policies that do not offer treatment for HCV claim: ... Read more »
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Friends of the HIV and HCV Communities

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Friends of the HIV and HCV Communities: In preface I want you to understand how fortunate I feel to live in the United States under the care of excellent Read more »

HIV/HCV

Posted by Jackie__Blue, 1 Reply
...enzyme in the liver. From what I can find out, it's something that is being seen more often with long term co-infections with HIV/HCV. Some of the blood test have come back. His ALT is up slightly, but our doctor saw those results before he... Read more »

Anyone out there coinfected w/ HIV/HCV?

Posted by AMERIBOI2003, 3 Replies
...New to this site and I would like to talk to anyone who may be coinfected w/ HIV/HCV. Anyone who has gone through treatment for HCV. Can answers some questions that I have to help me weigh all of my considerations Read more »

HIV and HEP-C co-infection

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
i know this might sound like a stupid question but is it possible to pick up both HIV and HEP-C from one unprotected, penis/vaginal sexual encounter ? and if so, can this cause problems with an HIV test at 3 months ? co-infection ? thanks regards... Read more »