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What Viruses Are Harmful For Autoimmune Hepatitis Patients

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Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

HIV and Hepatitis C Co-Infection

...problems,including depression. Because of this risk, if youhave a history of serious mental health problems, oryou are drinking alcohol or taking street drugs, youmay not be ready for Hep C treatment right away. Some doctors start their patients on medications tominimize the risk of depression a month beforestarting Hep C therapy. If you are using substances,you may want to talk to your doctor or nurse abouthow to quit drinking alcohol or...
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window period for autoimmune hepatitis

hello doc sorry to keep asking you the same question its just no one has been able to answer this for me i had a single unprotected vaginal exposure max 15 minutes in vietnam 3 weeks after i returned all signs and symptoms of ars i got tested...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Autoimmune hepatitis and having your potentially "dangerous liaison" in Viet Nam would not have any effect on the accuracy of your repeatedly negative 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 doesn't...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
...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 transmission. This is not to encourage unsafe sex or anything... Read more »

Can EBV infection be cured? (EBV is one of the viruses which cause cancer in HIV-infected patients)

I have a history of Hodgkin's Disease, cancer of the lymph nodes. I've heard that EBV infection can often cause lymphoma. I've had HIV for 9 years. I'm doing well, but I know I'm not "cured." I've heard that science can't cure any viral...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
...you've done okay in terms of your Hodgkin's disease. It is indeed true that the EBV virus is found in the vast majority of patients who have HIV-related Hodgkin's disease. It is also true, as your query indicates, that the immune system can... Read more »

Autoimmune hepatitis

Dear Dr Dieterich,I am not so sure if you are the right specialist about this topic, but i need desperate help!!!!!.My girlfrient was diagnosed with autoimmune hepatitis last june. She had a lots of infections inclding pink eye last winter. After...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
...Autoimmune hepatitis is most commonly found in women who are young. It usually requires lifelong treatment. The chances of developing liver cancer Read more »
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Entecavir in Hepatitis B Virus (HBV)/HIV Co-Infected Patients

... Previously, the guidelines recommended entecavir as an option for patients who required treatment for Hepatitis B virus (HBV) but not HIV infection. This recommendation was based on in vitro data showing Read more »
New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute

Clinical Guidelines Update: Hepatitis C Virus in HIV-Infected Patients

...guidelines .] Significant revisions include the following: An annual HCV antibody test is now recommended for HIV-infected patients who have continued high-risk behaviors but are seronegative for HCV; such individuals include: Injection... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Risk of Developing Specific AIDS-Defining Illnesses in Patients Co-Infected With HIV and Hepatitis C Virus With or Without Liver Cirrhosis

...authors wrote that "with the exception of lymphoma," there are "few data concerning the risk of specific opportunistic diseases in patients with and without hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection." In the current study, they evaluated "the correlation... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Herpes Drug That Lowers HIV Virus in Patients' Blood Does Not Reduce Transmission Rates, Study Finds

...New England Journal of Medicine , the New York Times reports. Though the herpes drug acyclovir lowers the level of HIV in patients' blood, for reasons yet unknown to scientists, the study of 3,400 couples from 14 sites across Africa found... 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. ... Read more »

Study Flushes Out Hidden Virus, Pointing to cure

Posted by optimistic2009, 2 Replies
...possibly paving the way to a cure if repeated in humans. The model was then tested with 2,400 chemicals, 17 of which coaxed the virus out of hiding, starting up its normal process of replication. In humans, this would make HIV susceptible to... Read more »

Viruses

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

Prezista - New PI designed for Resistant Virus

Posted by Survivor, 2 Replies
...the use of a new HIV drug, made by Johnson & Johnson <JNJ.N>, in combination with related therapies to help treat patients who do not first improve with other treatment. The drug, Prezista, is a protease inhibitor designed to treat... Read more »