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What Is Hep C Virus

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How does body get rid of dead hep C virus?

My husband is on interferon/ribaviron and doing very well. He told his care provider that he guessed the dead virus was being evacuated from his body via his urine. His care provider said, no, that the dead virus "just disappeared." How does the...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
Interferon and ribavirin are antiviral agents that help upregulate the body's own antiviral immune system to kill infected hepatocytes (liver cells) Read more »

Re: ONE MORE QUESTION - - LIVERY BIOPSY+STOPPING THE SPEAD OF HEP. C Virus

Doctor Dieterick,In reference to your answer posted June, 2nd.In your answer to my father's... Read more »

LIVERY BIOPSY+STOPPING THE SPEAD OF HEP. C Virus

Hello again Doctor Dietrich.You have been a great asset for us here.Pls read below for my previous... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Hepatitis C Virus Can Damage Brain Cells

... Hepatitis C virus (HCV) can damage not only the liver but also the brain, according to a new Canadian study. "It has been a question for Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

HIV and Hepatitis C Co-Infection

... Are you HIV positive and newly diagnosed with hepatitis C (Hep C)?Do you have one virus and think youmight be infected with the other? If so, this brochure answers somebasic questions about Read more »
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 Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Prevalence of Risk Factors for Hepatitis C Virus in HIV-Infected and HIV/Hepatitis C Virus-Coinfected Patients

...study, a sample of HIV patients completed a questionnaire identifying their demographic characteristics and risk factors for hepatitis C virus (HCV). A chart review was conducted to confirm the information obtained in the survey. Risk factors... Read more »
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Co-infected with HEP C

Posted by Anonymous
...Hepatit C are not commonly transmitted sexually and thats why Hep C are not a STD. In very rare cases it have transmitted sexually but then blood must have been in the picture. Hep c virus have Read more »

No longer have HepC!

Posted by heatherblue, 2 Replies
I went to my doctor today. My numbers are all amazing. CD4=701, viral load undetectable. And he says that I no longer have HepC. I have never heard of this. I am pleased, don't get me wrong. It's just kinda crazy. I was always told that it... Read more »

Hepatitus C and pregnancy

Posted by stevetrip, 1 Reply
...Can a guy with Hep C pass it on to his wife and have a baby born with Hep C? Read more »

Help needed on haircut problem.

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...customer got cut and his blood was on the razor, then the hair dresser used the same razor on me after 12 hours? Does the hiv virus still alive after being exposed to air for 20 hours in the blood? please help. Thanks and best regards. Read more »