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What Kind Of Virus Is Hepatitis

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AIDS InfoNet

Hepatitis: Overview

... What Is Hepatitis? Viral Hepatitis Other Types of Hepatitis Medication Problems Alternative Approaches What Is Hepatitis? Hepatitis means an inflammation, or swelling, of the liver. Viruses can cause hepatitis. Alcohol, drugs (including prescription medications), or poisons can also cause hepatitis. So can opportunistic infections such as Mycobacterium avium complex (MAC, see Fact Sheet 514 ) or Cytomegalovirus
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resubmitted form the Fatigue and Anemia Forum: Discordant couple - Risk of HCV transmission (Hepatitis C Virus Infections Among HIV-Infected Men Who Have Sex With Men: An Expanding Epidemic, 2010 )

I have been HIV+ about 5 years now and take Atripla as treatment. My CD4 is 650, viral load below detection. Very recently I have also been found HCV positive. My boyfriend is HIV and HCV negative. We are very much into fisting. He is top only and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Recent epidemiological studies have found increasing rates of hepatitis C in MSM (men who have sex with men). See below. Associated risk factors include HIV infection, intravenous drug use, fisting Read more »

Hepatitis Bs carrier negative of hepa Be antigent

kindly expalin to me about im positive of hepa Bs antigent negative of hepa Be antigent and im inactive carrier
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...Anyone who has Hepatitis B surface antigen has chronic infection. Whether it is active or not is determined ONLY by the presence or absence of HBV DNA Read more »

do i have hepatitis c

my hepatitis c test shows non-reactive for HEP A AB,HBSAG SCREEN,HEP B SURFACE AB,HEP B CORE AB but my HEP C VIRUS AB came back >11.00 does this mean i have hepatitis c ??
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...injection drug paraphernalia in the past), you should check a HCV RNA...If you are NOT at risk, and these tests were done for some kind of screening, I would get a RIBA test which is more specific than a HCV antibody test, which can occasionally... Read more »

ACUTE hepatitis C

Dear Doctor,Kindly enlighten us on what is acute hepatitis C? How do we know we have this condition? What symptoms should we look out for? Thanks.
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
..."Acute" means new onset.Acute HCV is simply new infection with hepatitis C virus.Acute HCV most often occurs without symptoms. Those with symptoms might develop nausea, vomiting, right upper quadrant Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Detachable Needles on Syringes Promote Hepatitis C Transmission, Study Says

... In San Francisco Friday at the 17th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections, Yale University School of Medicine researchers will present a study, reportedly the first of its Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Frequently Asked Questions About Hepatitis

...Hepatitis means "inflammation of the liver". There are seven known types of hepatitis, but it is usually caused by one of three viruses: Hepatitis A, B or C. The effects of each virus are different. In some cases viral Hepatitis can lead to... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Colorado: Hepatitis C Falls Under U.S. Disability Law

...of a Colorado surgical technician charged with stealing drugs in a scheme that potentially exposed thousands of patients to hepatitis C, some observers are asking why anyone with the virus was allowed to work in a hospital operating room. The... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Hepatitis B FAQs for the Public

...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 can affect the... Read more »
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Interferon and Hiv

Posted by ethan_hines, 2 Replies
...doesn't pegylated Interferon work the same way with Hiv as it does with HVB/C?. Isn't Interferon very important in fighting RNA virus infections which Hiv is one of? How does Hiv get around its defence? Read more »

joel gallant believes in other viruses!!!

Posted by uhohblita, 3 Replies
...many cases of anxiety-induced fever, pharyngitis, or lymph node enlargement. Moreover, in your opinion, do you note that other viruses (e.g., adeno, coxsackie, pox, emergent newer viruses, etc.) are on the rise which might serve to explain these... Read more »

It could be CMV

Posted by Anonymous
...resemble that of mono. Its not life threatning or curable but it resembles hiv in the ars period. If you tested negative for hepatitis abc and for mono and epstein barr then this could be a good test to take. Maybe its CMV! Read more »

Window for Hepatitis and Hiv and more

Posted by Anonymous
...to six month but more likely 2 month. This virus can take some times to develop and you are using other tests than Antibodys. Hepatitis is a liver infection so you will have the virus there AND HIV virus is spread in the hole body for example... Read more »