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When Does A Person Stop Treatment For Hepatitis C?

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Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

HIV and Hepatitis C Co-Infection

...out the CATIE Fact Sheet on Hepatitis C. What You Need to Know If you have HIV, you should consider getting ahepatitis C test because effective managementof both viruses improves your chances ofprotecting your health. Hepatitis C treatment can affect your HIVtreatment. You and your doctor will decideon the best way to manage both infections. Hepatitis C treatment involves daily pills plusweekly injections. Your doctor can give...
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Topping and Hep C (SEXUAL TRANSMISSION OF HEPATITIS C, 2008)

Okay so this is my question.... I am an HIV positive gay man, and currently I had unsafe sex with another HIV positive person, both of us are undetectable, but I later found that he also is co-infected with Hep C. During the sex, we didnt have...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...of the mother's hepatitis C status, and it may also lower the risk of HCV transmission. It is not currently possible to take hepatitis C treatment during pregnancy to reduce the chance of HCV transmission. This is because one of the two primary... Read more »

Hiv & Hepatitis c

I have been hiv for eighteen years and never taken meds, my T-cells are 483 and my virual load is 2000.I'm also hepatitis c. I was on treatment for hepatitis c two years ago , taking interferon and ribavirin for a whole year and relapes a month...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...Thank you for your question. There are no black and white answers for this. Several people may give different answers. This is mine:1. I would base my decision about whether you should be treated again based on your Read more »

Accidental Spit in Eye (Hep C) (HEPATITIS C TRANSMISSION)

I have the same question as asked in "blood tainted saliva in eye" asked by another visitor, but my question is concerning Hepatitis C? While talking in a session, a client of mine (I'm a counselor) with that dx in her chart (at some pt),...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...of the mother's hepatitis C status, and it may also lower the risk of HCV transmission.It is not currently possible to take hepatitis C treatment during pregnancy to reduce the chance of HCV transmission. This is because one of the two primary... Read more »

Rehabilitation after hepatitis c treatment

what are the medications I have to take after finishing pegasys-ribaverin treatment for 48 weeks and the lab. tests shows negative (pcr test),I mean as a rehabilitation after treatment?
Eric Daar, M.D.

Response from Eric Daar, M.D.

UCLA School of Medicine
...infection.There really is not anything special to take or do after completing the 48 weeks of therapy for HCV infection. Most people feel better shortly after stopping the interferon and ribavirin and just feel increasingly stronger with time. ... Read more »
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HIV i-Base

Hepatitis C Treatment and Management

... Hepatitis C treatment: how, why, when Who needs treatment? How is hepatitis C treated? What is pegylated interferon? How long is hepatitis Read more »
The Body

This Month in HIV: Update on Hepatitis C/HIV Coinfection

...had to make some very serious changes on that very quickly. I had to knock that off. So, Greg. Tell me about starting the treatment for hepatitis C. Talk me through that process of you deciding to start the treatment. Then, if you can talk to... Read more »
The Well Project

Treatment of Hepatitis C

...Ribavirin is an antiviral medication that is taken as a pill twicedaily. The length of HCV treatment depends on the type of HCV a person has andwhether they are co-infected with HIV. There are several different types ofHCV, called genotypes.... Read more »
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Clinical Manual: Hepatitis C Treatment

...Treatment Tracking Chart , a downloadable chart for patients to record their labs and side effects during therapy. Key Points Treatment for hepatitis C virus (HCV) nearly always involves a combination of an interferon, given by injection,... Read more »
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Director of Treatment & Prevention Advocacy

Posted by Robert1
...Leads Project Inform sponsored think tank style meetings to advance research and advocacy in the areas of HIV/AIDS treatment, hepatitis C treatment and biomedical HIV prevention Represents Project Inform to the press, community groups and other... Read more »

Lost

Posted by LostNconfused, 5 Replies
I tested positive 3 days before Christmas and I think I am still numb to the fact. I haven't told any friends or family because I really don't know how and most are judgemental and I'm sure will walk away. But I guess if they do, then I didn't need... Read more »

Two weeks down and a life time to live

Posted by trulife, 2 Replies
...this was my new reality and I will just have to get over my issues and do what I have to do. I have always been the type of person to buckle down when things got tough and focus on what I want out of my life. I know the road will not always be... Read more »

Im new and want friends!=)

Posted by chula93, 1 Reply
...hey! i am new here. I have had HIV all my life. i was born with it. Anyway, i thought it would be nice to talk to other people. Dame un mesaje si tu quieres=) Read more »