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What Viruses Are Harmful For Autoimmune Hepatitis Patients

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Full Participation in Harm Reduction Programs Is Associated With Decreased Risk for Human Immunodeficiency Virus and Hepatitis C Virus: Evidence From the Amsterdam Cohort Studies Among Drug Users

In this study, researchers explored the link between participation in harm reduction programs and HIV and hepatitis C virus (HCV) incidence among ever-injecting drug users enrolled in the Amsterdam Cohort Studies. Poisson regression was used to... 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

In the current 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... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Researchers Find Clue to How Hepatitis C Virus Harms Liver

Researchers at the University of Southern California (USC) found a trigger that is used by the hepatitis C virus (HCV) to enter liver cells. They discovered that in the early stages of HCV infection, the virus binds to receptors on the surface of... Read more »
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Chronic HBV can lead to autoimmune hepatitis?

Hello Dr McGovern,I have been a life-long carrier of Hepatitis B for 40 years. My doctor believes I am an inactive carrier because my liver function tests, ALT, AST have been consistently normal. (By normal, I mean ALT < 33 IU, not like the...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
I looked up the journal article you found, but you will note that this is only a studies of laboratory phenomena...There are no liver biopsy results reported. Autoimmune disease is a diagnosis based on liver histology in most cases. Some patients... Read more »

Autoimmune Hepatitis and HIV

Hello,I am HIV+ detected 4-5 months ago, with good Cd4 over 700 and quite low viral. No treatment in this moment. Checking my blood test i got very low level of platelets (around 33000 last time) and quickly decreasing, plus high level of AST/ALT...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
This is quite a complicated question. First, you will want to talk to your doctor about whether a liver biopsy is warranted to get more information about possible autoimmune hepatitis and whether you should be seen by a liver specialist. There are... Read more »

autoimmune hepatitis

is autoimmune hepatitis genetic or hereditary ...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
It is suspected that some patients may have a genetic predisposition, but it is not known for sure. There are two types of autoimmune hepatitis. One can develop in people of any age. The other type, usually develops in only girls or young women and... Read more »

Can cured hep patients spread virus?

Hi. I know someone who was cured of hepatitus c. Their last test showed no detectable trace of the virus. Can they still spread the disease? If they can spread it, are they as infectious as someone who still has the disease? Hope my question...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
No such thing as a dumb question. If you don't know the answer a lot of people also don't know. If the HCV PCR is negative 6 months after stopping therapy then we prounounce the patient cured. If there is no virus then there can be no... Read more »
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AIDS patient eradicted of HIV virus?

Posted by Mike89406, 4 Replies
Very interesting read while he went through some hardships doing this it sounds like the opening of a possible new door to treatment. The guy hasn't been on Meds for 600 days after a bone marrow transplant.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB122602394113... Read more »

Viruses

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
If Hepatitis is a Virus and can be cured why not HIV ? Read more »

joel gallant believes in other viruses!!!

Posted by uhohblita, 3 Replies
a very good question posted at Hopkins. I would just like to post this for those out there that think its ridiculous that there is some other HIV-like virus out there that may cause bad symptoms. joel even says so! now do you believe it?!

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