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Treating Hepatitis A

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AIDS InfoNet

Hepatitis: Overview

...Sheet 504 ). Hepatitis is a very common disease. It can affect people even if their immune systems are healthy. Hepatitis can lead to serious scarring (cirrhosis) of the liver and liver failure, which can be fatal. Many cases of hepatitis aren't treated because people either don't feel sick at all, or think they have the flu. The most common symptoms are loss of appetite, fatigue, fever, body aches, nausea and vomiting, and stomach pain. Some...
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about to wed but she has hepatitis b (URGENT)

we are about to get married but just discovered that she has hepatitis b after a recent lab test. she has no symtoms whatsoever. i would like to know the following pleaseeeee 1. can she be completely cured? 2. how long would it take? 3. what drugs...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...1. There are many drugs available to treat hepatitis B.2. The vaccine is extremely efficacious. After getting all three shots I would advocate for checking a surface antibody to Read more »

HIV and Hepatitis B co-infection

Hello Doctor: Im an HIV+ male (41yrs) with consistent 500+ CD4 counts and viral load consistently around 20,000. About a year ago however, in between vaccinations for hepatitis, I contracted hepatitiss B as this shoed up in my blood analysis. ...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...Excellent questions.1. It is unfortunate that you acquired hepatitis B before fully being immunized. However, I would wonder if your doctor firmly established that you just got your infection (eg, Read more »

why is hepatitis must better treated than Hiv?

Dr. Young,I was wondering how some people can be cured when getting treatment for hep c and hep b when hiv cant be cured? Could you explain to me why this is?Andre
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Andre- thanks for your questions.Long story short, two different viruses (HBV, HCV), two different treatments and prognosis (for long-term suppresion or "cure"). HBV is like a retrovirus (similar to HIV), and incorporates its genes into the human... Read more »

hepatitis B

is der any cure for hepatitis B as of now? how long will it take for it to be very dangerous to d person carrying it for several years already? wat will a person do to avoid making his conditon more severe as he is being infected by hepa B but he is...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...There are several drugs for treating hepatitis B. The thing to avoid with chronic liver disease is alcohol. Read more »
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HIV i-Base

Deciding Whether to Treat Hepatitis C

... Treatment tips Advantages of using hepatitis C treatment Advantages of delaying treatment Deciding whether or not to treat hepatitis C (HCV) is anindividual and complex Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Antiviral Therapy to Treat Hepatitis C Is Declining in the U.S.

... The incidence of new hepatitis C virus infections has declined in the United States, and improvements in antiviral therapy have been dramatic. Yet a significant Read more »
International Association of Physicians in AIDS Care

Treating Hepatitis C: A Clinician's Perspective

... We are the second-largest hemophilia treatment center in California. I follow about 240 patients -- that includes about 90 hepatitis C patients and 40 HIV patients. Journal: How many of your patients with HIV are coinfected with HCV? ... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Gene Therapy May Hold Key to Treating Hepatitis B

...I'm cautiously optimistic," he added. "This is the first time I've been really excited about taking a potential therapy for hepatitis and bringing it to clinical trials." The full report, "Inhibition of Hepatitis B Virus in Mice by RNA... Read more »
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Hepatitis C

Posted by hopefulindy, 1 Reply
I tested HIV- at 3.5 months post possible exposure. I have on going health issues and no answers. I am waiting on blood work to see if I have been exposed to Hep C. If someone is infected with Hep c and HIV at the same time would that slow the... Read more »

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 »