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What Are The Causes And Effects Of Hepatitis C

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Mental Side effects of Hepatitis C treatment

Please could you give me information relating to the mental deterioration I have been warned to expect during the 6-month treatment of Hep. C genotype 2, due to start this November.
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
Interferon can cause headaches, irritability, depression, and decreased concentration among other symptoms. You will want to be able to easily contact your physician should you begin to have any significant symptoms - particularly those related to... Read more »

Hepatitis C Treatment Side Effects Heat Ears

Currently on Ribiviran and Interferon for HepC. Have hot spot on my leg. Is this a side effect,... Read more »

Effect of hepatitis c

Dear Doctors,My sister was diagnosed in Dec. 1996 with crypt. meningitis and a tcell count of 4. ... Read more »
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Immune Gene May Help Predict Effectiveness of Hepatitis C Therapy

... As discussed earlier, newer hepatitis C treatments are currently being studied that hopefully will not only cure more people but will also reduce its many side effects Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Evidence for the Effectiveness of Sterile Injecting Equipment Provision in Preventing Hepatitis C and Human Immunodeficiency Virus Transmission Among Injecting Drug Users: A Review of Reviews

...evidence on the effectiveness of harm reduction interventions involving the provision of sterile injecting equipment to prevent hepatitis C virus (HCV) and HIV among injecting drug users. Among the interventions assessed: needle and syringe... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Effect of a Hepatitis C Virus Educational Intervention or a Motivational Intervention on Alcohol Use, Injection Drug Use and Sexual Risk Behaviors Among Injection Drug Users

...examined at six and 12 months after enrollment. In multiple logistic regression analyses adjusted for baseline alcohol use and hepatitis C virus status, participants assigned to the motivational intervention were found to be significantly less... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

New Drug Combination More Effective at Treating People Co-Infected With HIV, Hepatitis C, NEJM Studies Say

...combination that includes a chemically modified form of interferon known as peginterferon is much more effective in treating hepatitis C in patients co-infected with HIV than the standard hepatitis C treatment, according to two studies published... Read more »
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Hepatitis C and Coinfection

Posted by statusCunknown, 1 Reply
...opportunity to introduce myself. My name is Shari and I am not infected with HIV, (this by shear luck only). I AM infected with Hepatitis C and the virus has caused severe damage to my liver. Over 5 million Americans in this country are... Read more »

Hepatitis C

Posted by saylomoon, 1 Reply
...Hola amigos, como sabran tuve una posible exposicion con agujas mi pregunta, si alguien sabe, el periodo ventana para hepatitis C, hasta cuantos anos o meses se amplia, ya que en unas paginas lei que eran 6 meses y en otras son 3 anos. tengo... Read more »

Hepatitis C

Posted by capeac, 1 Reply
...no tengo de nuevo hora para la consulta y me gustara saber que sabeis sobre la fiabilidad de los resultados en el test de la Hepatitis C. ?Es cierto que cabe la posibilidad de un falso negativo -ojo estoy hablando de la Hepatitis C no del VIH-... Read more »

Periodo en caso de coinfeccion con la hepatitis c?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Alguien me podria decir si con 6 meses seria suficiente? Read more »