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What Is Chronic Hepatitis C

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Ask the Experts

chronic hepatitis C

I've been diagnosed with Hepatitis C. Is there a procedure that can determine wheather the chronic illness has been in me for twenty years or if it is recent? Also would being on treatment affect the conclusion of such a procedure?
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
...The only way to estimate the duration of chronic hepatitis C is to do a liver biopsy. If there is fibrosis (scarring) or cirrhosis, then the infection has probably been around longer, since Read more »

hep c

i have had recent labs drawn my alt is 219 and ast 159. when are they considered to be too high. ... Read more »

Low CD4 with Hepatitis side affect

My friend has taken the vaccination for Hepatitis B before he starts the treatment. After starting... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Availability of Draft Guidance Re: Development of Antivirals for Chronic Hepatitis C, Including Coinfection With HIV

... The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is announcing the availability of a draft guidance for industry entitled "Chronic Hepatitis C Virus Infection: Developing Direct-Acting Antiviral Agents for Treatment," which includes co-infection with HIV.... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Medical Management of Chronic Hepatitis B and Chronic Hepatitis C

...chronic liver disease. Most patients have no symptoms until the disease is far advanced. Managing Chronic Hepatitis B or Chronic Hepatitis C Health experts recommend that people who have chronic viral hepatitis take several actions: Most... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Peginterferon Alfa-2b and Ribavirin for the Treatment of Chronic Hepatitis C in Blacks and Non-Hispanic Whites

...prospectively compared response rates to treatment with peginterferon alfa-2b and ribavirin among blacks and non-Hispanic whites with chronic hepatitis C. For 48 weeks, the researchers treated 200 chronic hepatitis C patients -- 100 blacks and... Read more »
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

FDA Approves Stand-Alone Package of Rebetol (Ribavirin) for Combination Therapy with Intron A for the Treatment of Chronic Hepatitis C Infection

...Rebetol capsules (ribavirin), an anti-viral drug for use with Intron A (interferon alfa-2b) for the treatment of patients with chronic hepatitis C infection. In 1998, FDA approved Rebetron combination therapy, a combination package containing... Read more »
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delayed seroconversion

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
you can have a delayed seroconversion if you are coinfected with hiv and hep c i have spoke with so many doctors and hospitals they said you need to test at 9months and 12 months Read more »

hep c

Posted by Anonymous
...medical condition that poses an enormous threat to the health of the American people as evidenced by the following facts: ? Chronic hepatitis C is the leading indication for adult liver transplantation in the U.S. The demand for liver transplants... Read more »

Re: Warning from JS

Posted by Ex_Male_Slut, 3 Replies
Any Doctor who suggests that it takes 5.8 months for 95% of newly infected people to show antibodies (with a healthy immune system to begin with) is a mis-informed professional. Don't assume that such a Doctor knows all there is to know about all... Read more »

Friends of the HIV and HCV Communities

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...this year, I had a liver biopsy performed. The report indicated that I had mild inflammation and fibrosis consistent with chronic Hepatitis C. On June 18th I was admitted to the hospital with pneumonia. Id never been a patient in a... Read more »