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Visible Light Therapy And Hep C

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Ask the Experts

HIV and Hep-c

I've been trying to decide if I should start hep-c treatment. I've been told that genotype 1 is the hardest to successfully treat in combination with HIV. Any thoughts on this subject?...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
Plenty of thoughts:1. You should weigh if this is a good time for you to start therapy in light of your job, family, etc..2. You should review your liver biopsy with your physician to determine if you need treatment right now. If minimal disease,you... Read more »

should I stop HAART to begin HepC therapy?

I began HAART treatment 1-1/2 years ago on a regimen of Tenofovir, ABC/3TC Combo and Virmaune and... Read more »

HIV OR HEPC RISK?

Hi there,I feel very silly asking this, I do have an irrational fear of catching diseases through... Read more »
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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 picnic. The good news is that,... Read more »
Treatment Action Group

Guide to Hepatitis C for People Living With HIV

What Happens to People Who Have Hepatitis C The Natural History of HCV Although hepatitis C also affects other parts of the body, your liver is the organ most affected. Your liver is an essential organ with hundreds of functions. On a daily... Read more »
ACRIA and GMHC

My Fight for a Hepatitis C Cure

Lynda Dee I thought I had dodged a bullet. I had stopped using heroin intravenously in the early '70s and tested HIV negative. My husband wasn't so lucky -- he died of complications from AIDS in 1987, two years after our son died from SIDS. I... Read more »
HIV i-Base

Personal Accounts

Add your story Personal stories in this guide Contributors People with direct experience of HIV and hepatitis coinfection, have written much of this guide. Their storie are included here, and cover dealing with a second diagnosis,... Read more »
Connect With Others

hiv and hepc

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
it has been 6 months since exposure started having diarrhea and
all my lymph nodes in my breast and under arm are swollen
soreness in my back. my stomach keeps burning. had ars 3 weeks
after exposure lymphadenopathy but it didnt hurt but my throat
was... Read more »

Please Help

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
This post is directed to anyone who can help shed some light on how to help the one you love live better. My best friend and partner for 5 years is positive, we have been seperated for 2 years and he contracted the virus within the last 3 months.... Read more »

Medication Change

Posted by riverprincess, 3 Replies
I had to be switched from Atripla to Complera due to having to go back on HepC tx. I'll be doing a triple therapy for the hep and the Atripla doesn't mix well with one of the new meds in the cocktail. Any one been on Complera ? If so could you... Read more »

Trying to find that special someone who understands and cares

Posted by forjkp, 3 Replies
I have had Hep-C for three and a half years now. I knew from the moment that my doctors made me aware of this, the chances of me ever meeting my soal mate or finding that special person in my life would be almost impossible. I'm 55, have a good... Read more »