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What To Eat When Diagnosed With Viral Hepatitis

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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 living withboth HIV and Hep C. What is HIV and Hep Cco-infection? When people have HIV and another major infectionsuch as Hep C, they are co-infected. HIV is a virusthat attacks the immune system, killing the CD4+cells that help the body fight off...
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viral hepatitis B

hi i was diagnose with viral hepatitis B. can you explain it what is the difference between other case....
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
Hepatitis B is an infection that can cause liver injury. Most people clear the virus. HOwever, it will be important for your physician to see you in follow up over the next six months to be certain that you clear your infection.... Read more »

"Baby Boomer" father diagnosed with hepatitis c

Hello Dr. Holodniy,Recently my father was diagnosed with HCV after discovering that he had cirrhosis of the liver and strange, unexplained bruises. He very rarely drinks alcoholic beverages, but he is now completely eliminating them. He's...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
That HCV viral load would be considered lower than average (which is around 2-3 million IU/mL). Genotype 1 is the most common type in the US, and up until recently has been the most difficult genotype to treat. However, given the recent approval of... Read more »

Recently diagnosed, CD4 count + viral load tests

Hello, I am a 19 year old male and I discovered a few months ago that I am HIV+. I became very ill before and that's why I got tested. So I am in the early stages of this.I had my CD4 count and viral load tested for the first time a month ago....
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for posting.Sorry to hear that you were recently diagnosed, especially at such a young age. Current US treatment guidelines recommend considering treatment in nearly all patients, especially those with CD4 counts below 350- like... Read more »


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 to this topic. 2.If someone is infected with several... Read more »
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Any other guys out there had Hepatitis-B??

Posted by MarkyMark, 9 Replies
I have been goin through an acute episode of Hepatitis-B for 3 months now and cant seem to find anyone out there who has also gone through this and i have no one to talk to, I feel sooo alone and stressed out over this entire episode, I am hoping... Read more »

Just Diagnosed 12/12

Posted by dotman32, 15 Replies
So many emotions. So many ups and downs. Plus physically just not feeling all that great. I learned 12/12 that I'm positive. Think I was infected 11/12. Ugh. Just don't know what to make of things right now. I've told a few friends and... Read more »

Advice on eating please.

Posted by Billy_G, 9 Replies
My partner has full blown AIDS and is going trough a very tough time at the moment. He's been diagnosed with MAS as well and had to undergo an operation recently leaving him very weak and EXTREMELY wasted away. Our Dr also changed his cocktail and... Read more »

just diagnosed

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Good day to you.I was just diagnosed as HIV positive few days ago, It was a big shock to me, I was feeling very fine before I found out that I am positive, but now I think that my body is going down, I can't eat, I can't sleep. I tried my very best... Read more »