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Whats HCV

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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
...antigen) then additional testing is needed to determine if the patient has virus in their blood (eg, HBV DNA). If a patient has HCV antibody, then he or she needs more testing to see if there is virus in the bloodstream (eg, HCV RNA). Both HBV... 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 »
Articles
International Association of Physicians in AIDS Care

Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) and HIV Coinfection

...oral presentations featured at the 12th World AIDS Conference directly or indirectly addressed the burgeoning epidemic of HIV/HCV coinfection. Following are a few findings of particular interest: Risk Factors and Transmission HCV approaches... Read more »
Treatment Action Group

The Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) Treatment Pipeline

...and HIV/HCV Prevalence Almost 129 million people -- an estimated 2% of the world's population -- have been infected with the hepatitis C virus (HCV) (Global Burden of Hepatitis C Working Group 2004; United States Census Bureau 2005).... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Recommendations for Prevention and Control of Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) Infection and HCV-Related Chronic Disease

...1. Reported cases of acute hepatitis C by selected risk factors -- United States, 1983-1996 Figure 2. Prevalence of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection by age and race/ethnicity -- United States, 1988-1994 Figure 3. Hepatitis C virus... Read more »
Project Inform

Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) & HIV

...Several workshops discussed HIV and Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection in women (HIV/HCV co-infection). In most people, HCV infection becomes chronic (ongoing). Over long periods of time, Read more »
Connect With Others

very scared

Posted by ovidiu9, 2 Replies
...fingering a prostitute with a bleedind finger when she menstruated. At 8 month after posibile exposure i have discover antiodies for HCV weakly reactive 1,63 riba 3 indeterminate with ns3 band and HCV RNA quantitative undetectable. At 8 month i... Read more »

HIV/HCV

Posted by Jackie__Blue, 1 Reply
...enzyme in the liver. From what I can find out, it's something that is being seen more often with long term co-infections with HIV/HCV. Some of the blood test have come back. His ALT is up slightly, but our doctor saw those results before he... Read more »

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 Read more »

Anyone out there coinfected w/ HIV/HCV?

Posted by AMERIBOI2003, 1 Reply
...Hi guys new to web site. Wanting info from anyone who has or is doing treatment for Hepatitus C. What has been your experiences. Interested in sharing w/me to help me make the best decision. I have yet to start treatment Read more »