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What Is The Chance Of Being Cured Of Shingles

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Chances of Being Cured of Hep C

I am a 33 yr old female with Hepatitis C, genotype 1b, ALT 30, AST 28, PCR 440,000 copies. My liver biopsy showed very mild activity with no fibrosis. I think I may have been infected 10 yrs ago. Can you please tell me what chances I have of...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
In general, your chances are pretty good. You are female, young with a low viral load and no fibrosis. The chances should be at least 42% from the literature, but if you are very motivated and take all your medications then it would be even higher.... Read more »

HepC Geno 2b has good chance of being cured?

Hello. I have chronic hepatitis C. I have probably had it for many years. My genotype is 2b, ALT... Read more »

Chances of curing acute Hepatitis C

Hi, I have read anywhere from 5%-80% cure rate of acute hepatitis c, depending on what strain you... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Herpes Zoster (Shingles)

What Is Shingles? Shingles and HIV How Is It Transmitted? How Is Shingles Treated? Can Shingles Be Prevented? The Bottom Line What Is Shingles? Shingles is a very painful disease caused by the same herpes virus that causes chicken pox... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Canada: Teens Need a Chance to Talk About AIDS, Activists Say

Emily Cordeaux, a 17-year-old Toronto resident, said some teens still thinks HIV/AIDS is an issue only for gay men, and that others are lulled into a false sense of security by thinking there will be a cure within their lifetime. She said schools... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

AIDS Conference Calls for Asian Nations to Seize Chance to Reverse Epidemic

The 7th International Conference on AIDS in Asia and the Pacific ended on Tuesday in Kobe, Japan, with calls for Asian nations to seize the opportunity to reverse the epidemic before it expands across the region, Reuters AlertNet reports. In the... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Scientists' Hope for HIV Cure With "Novel Strategy"

Researchers at Aarhus University Hospital in Denmark are conducting clinical trials with humans to test a novel strategy as a cure for HIV. The technique includes unmasking reservoirs of virus hiding in resting immune cells and bringing the virus to... Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
i had a sexual encounter yesterday with a guy who appeared to have shingles. when i asked him he said it was eczema, which i did not argue, but while changing him in sexual positions i did noticed that the shingles were in his ankles, and other body... Read more »

any chance of not having hiv?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I had unprotected sex 2 years ago with a sex worker. Now I have oral thrush and shingles. Should I just go right to having CD counts and viral loads done because I know I have it and really don't need the test?
Thanx Read more »

Chances that I am HIV positive?

Posted by Tallscot, 1 Reply
I got a phonecall on thursday night from a woman i met up with for 5 weekends at my house between Feb 2009 and June 2009. She has just found out this week that she is HIV Positive and thinks she got it from her ex-husband either in 2004 or in 2007.... Read more »

What are my chances of having hiv if i............

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
48 hours ago i had unprotected sexual intercourse with a woman i believe to have hiv. I came to this conclusion yesterday after a conversation i had with her after fooling around (oral sex only) with her. Last night i was thinking about the possible... Read more »