Advertisement

The Body: The Complete HIV/AIDS Resource
Follow Us Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Download Our App
Professionals >> Visit The Body PROThe Body en Espanol

What Birth Defects Are Caused By Hepatitis

Here's a taste of what TheBody.com has to offer on this topic:
Get the Facts
AIDS InfoNet

Hepatitis C and HIV

...including flu-like symptoms, irritability, depression, and low red blood cell counts (anemia) or white blood cell counts. Talk with your health care provider about how to deal with side effects. Ribavirin can cause severe birth defects. Women should not use it for at least six months before they become pregnant, or during pregnancy. Men should not use RBV for at least six months before they get a woman pregnant. Hep C treatment usually...
Ask the Experts

Hepatitis C

in Sept 2008, while testing for HIV, the doctor told me that I was infected with Hepatitis C, but it is gone. yesterday, i went to another doctor and talked about fatigue and hep C. i am very scared is there any treatment for complete removal of Hep...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...white blood cell counts. Talk with your health care provider about how to deal with side effects.Ribavirin can cause severe birth defects. Women should not use it for at least six months before they become pregnant, or during pregnancy. Men... Read more »

side affects

what side affects come with Atripila
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...several weeks); dizziness; drowsiness; mood disturbancesDifficulty with concentrationRashDo not take during pregnancy; may cause birth defectsVireadGassiness; abdominal discomfort; nausea; diarrheaKidney impairmentViread is active against... Read more »

Topping and Hep C (SEXUAL TRANSMISSION OF HEPATITIS C, 2008)

Okay so this is my question.... I am an HIV positive gay man, and currently I had unsafe sex with another HIV positive person, both of us are undetectable, but I later found that he also is co-infected with Hep C. During the sex, we didnt have...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...during pregnancy to reduce the chance of HCV transmission. This is because one of the two primary HCV drugs (ribavirin) causes birth defects, and the other (interferon) can cause brain damage in infants less than two years old. Planned delivery... Read more »

Double false positive HepC HIV

I recently tested positive for HepC but then negative per RIBA and PCR. Then I tested positive for HIV then negative Western blot and PCR. I tested negative for ANA's, rheumatoid, and Lupus. I did have moderate hepatitis (5X baseline LFT's) preceded...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...of hepatitis including monopot, hepatitis B, syphiliis, and other etiologies to determine the cause of your significant liver abnormalities. I am glad you are feeling better now. If you ever find out the cause of your false positive tests, please... Read more »
Articles
The Well Project

Treatment of Hepatitis C

...the body. This side effect canoften be managed using a drug called Procrit (erythropoietin or EPO). Ribavirin can also cause birth defects. Do not take ribavirin if you arepregnant or planning to become pregnant. Women and their male partners... Read more »
The Well Project

Side Effects of HIV Drugs

...Pregnancy The majority of studies done to date have shown that taking HIV drugs during pregnancy does not increase the risk of birth defects. However, there are certain HIV drugs that should not be used by pregnant women because of potential... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Hepatitis B FAQs for the Public

...difference between Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, and Hepatitis C? Hepatitis A , Hepatitis B , and Hepatitis C are diseases caused by three different viruses. Although each can cause similar symptoms, they have different modes of transmission and... Read more »
HIV i-Base

Hepatitis C Transmission

...risk of HCVtransmission. HCV treatment is not possible duringpregnancy. This is because one of the HCV drugs(ribavirin) causes birth defects, and the other(interferon) can cause brain and nerve damage ininfants less than two years old. Planned... Read more »
Connect With Others

Can neuropathy be a sign of HIV.

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...I recently tested negative for HIV at 15 weeks, but I am having neuropathy in feet and legs. If it's not being caused by HIV, then what could it be? Read more »

hepatitis and swollen nodes?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...does hep cause swollen lymph nodes? Read more »

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 A:Causes,Symptoms,Prevention & Treatment

Posted by nov
...This article Aalso known as infectious hepatitis, is a liver disease caused by the Hepatitis A virus, HAV. This is comparatively a mild disease which does not progress to a chronic stage. Persons who have Read more »