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Whats HCV

Here's a taste of what has to offer on this topic:
Ask the Experts

What's Worse HCV or HBV?

Doctor, My Dr. says I probably have hepatitis, and I'm HIV+ awaiting the hepatitis labs. Is one of these hepatitises worse than the other? If you have both are you "dead" on diagnosis? Thank you!...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
All patients who are infected with HIV should have testing for hepatitis A, B and C.If a patient has had hepatitis A in the past, then he or she does not need immunization. Fortunately, Hepatitis A does not cause chronic liver disease.If a patient... Read more »

HCV genotype 2 relapser. Now what?

Hello Dr. M. I was superinfected w/ HIV/HCV/HBV. Got the HIV ud quickly on Atripla 2 yrs ago.... Read more »

HCV Pos Results-Now What?

Dr.,I just received the news I am HCV-positive (HIV Negative). I am a 42-year-old female. I used IV... Read more »

Higher HCV RNA Levels Associated With Greater Early T-Cell Activation and CD4+ Cell Depletion Among Antiretroviral-Naive, HIV/HCV-Coinfected Patients

There's nothing like hearing the results of studies directly from those who actually conducted the research. It is these women and men who are transforming HIV treatment and care. In this interview, you'll meet one of these impressive HIV... Read more »
HIV i-Base

Pipeline Oral HCV Drugs and Generic Global Access to DAAs: The Need to Mirror ARV Programs

As the exciting hepatitis C pipeline of direct acting antivirals (DAAs) promises higher cure rates with more tolerable, interferon-free, oral combinations, the issue of access to these medicines will become increasingly important. Even in Western... Read more »
Journal Watch

EASL Starts Tomorrow -- Get Ready for the HCV Treatment Deluge

Paul E. Sax, M.D. , is director of the HIV Program and Division of Infectious Diseases at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston. I can't think of a single upcoming scientific meeting in ID that's likely to be more "game changing" -- sorry for... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

The Programming Connection: Linking Evidence to Practice for HIV and HCV Prevention in Canada

To increase the impact of their work and deliver even better programming, service providers are coming forward to ask what's working and what's not working -- not only in their own programs but in the work of fellow service providers. As one step in... Read more »
Connect With Others

Anyone out there coinfected w/ HIV/HCV?

Posted by AMERIBOI2003, 3 Replies
New to this site and I would like to talk to anyone who may be coinfected w/ HIV/HCV. Anyone who has gone through treatment for HCV. Can answers some questions that I have to help me weigh all of my considerations for treatment. Read more »

HCV HIV coinfection?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Please help - i had -ve HIV and HCV antibody tests at 12wks5days although i have experienced a lot of symptoms:
Please, can somebody help me. I am really frightened.
I had receptive anal sex (condom, but no lube so may have damaged condom) and gave... Read more »

Whats the chance

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Some friends and I who used to party all went out the other night, one who has hiv. Somehow we ended doing cocaine with other people we used to know, my friends nose ended up bleeding right after. what is the chance it could pass on to other doing... Read more »

CoInfection - What's the verdict?

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies

I was exposed to blood ~12 weeks ago and have just recieved my "conclusive" negative result. But is it really conclusive in this case, given that I may have potentially been infected with HCV as well?

I have heard that coinfection with HCV will... Read more »