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What Increases The Stages Of Hepatitis C If You Already Have It

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AIDS InfoNet

Hepatitis C and HIV

... What Is Hepatitis C? How Is It Diagnosed? How Is Hep C Treated? Can Hep C Be Prevented? Hep C and HIV Together The Bottom Line What Is Hepatitis C? The hepatitis C virus (HCV) can cause liver damage. HCV is transmitted by direct
Ask the Experts

Hep-c /platlets

How can I increase my platlets to start peg interferon? I currently am stage 3=4 with a platlet count of 85,000. The Va stated that Peg will eat up platlets and they may stop treatment. Can one get a platlet transfusion? A friend will donate.
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...It is true that low platelets can limit the ability to continue therapy for hepatitis C infection due to the effect of PEG. There is a drug called elthrombopag, which was shown recently to be effective in increasing Read more »

curious (SEXUAL TRANSMISSION OF HEPATITIS C)(HEPATITIS C AND DELAYED HIV SEROCONVERSION)(CURE FOR HIV)

Hey Dr. Frascino,First off, thanks for everything you do. Your hard work and dedication to all of us who need answers doesnt go unnoticed. You are a great person.I have a couple of questions.What is your oppinion on hepatitis c as an STD. Ive heard...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,1.I've discussed the sexual transmission of hepatitis C many times in this forum. Check the archives! As an example, I'll reprint below some information form the archives pertaining Read more »

Hepatitis & HIV

My brother in law has had NIV since the 80's and has not gone into AIDS although he has been told recently that he also has Hepatitis C Stage 2. Is it possible to have HIV and not AIDS and Have Hep C stage 2? He has not had a byopsy. Im just...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...years) with had advanced liver disease. It is true however, that in general, patients with advanced immunosuppression are at increased risk of having advanced liver disease. Stage 2 disease is something that I would want to address. I would... Read more »

Hep C & Hiv

I was diagnoised with Hiv in December 2006 with a viral load of 860,000 and a cd4 count of 280. I went on HIV drugs (kaletra & truvada) and now my viral load is now 110 and my cd4 is 790. I found out the end of Feb that I have hep c geno 1a & 1b...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...liver function tests start becoming elevated again, you could consider speaking with your physician about starting treatment for hepatitis C since interferon would certainly lead to "biochemical improvement" eg, improvement of your liver function... Read more »
Articles
Project Inform

Promising New Drugs for Hepatitis C on the Horizon

...with promising new drug development and increased national advocacy. In terms of drug development, the treatment pipeline for hepatitis C (HCV) is very robust. Two protease inhibitors, telaprevir and bocepravir, are in final Phase 3 studies and... Read more »
Project Inform

Project Inform's Policy Team Expands Hepatitis C Advocacy Efforts

... 2009 marked a significant year for Project Inform, as we greatly expanded our hepatitis C (HCV) policy agenda at the federal, state and local levels. We began HCV advocacy in 2007 in response to the number of people Read more »
HIV i-Base

Natural History of Hepatitis C

... Acute infection (0-6 months) Chronic infection (6+ months) End stage liver disease Factors that accelerate hepatitis C progression Hepatitis C and your liver What does your liver do? How does hepatitis C damage... Read more »
The Body PRO

Rapid Liver Fibrosis Occurring More Frequently Among HIV-Infected Men Newly Coinfected With Hepatitis C

...Mt. Sinai School of Medicine in Manhattan. My presentation is describing accelerated liver fibrosis in the outbreak of acute hepatitis C in HIV-infected men, 1 which had not been previously described. These were otherwise pretty healthy men... Read more »
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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 »

HEPATITIS C SUFFERERS PLEASE READ

Posted by hepatitisC
...If you or anyone you know is a Hepatitis C sufferer please call 888-527-7779 x14 We are conducting a telephone study and if you qualify you will receive an incentive for Read more »