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When Is A Liver Transplant Necessary If Infected With Hepatitis C

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Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

HIV and Hepatitis C Co-Infection

... Are you HIV positive and newly diagnosed with hepatitis C (Hep C)?Do you have one virus and think youmight be infected with the other? If so, this brochure answers somebasic questions about living withboth HIV and Hep C. What is HIV and Hep Cco-infection? When people have HIV and
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Hepatitis C, RNA, QUANT, PCR

I am a liver transplant that just finished 7 months of ribavirin and interferon. They did a Hepatits C, RNA, QUANT, PCR test on me this week. The results were HCV RNA 23.1E6 (IU/ML) and the other test was HRV RNA (LOG IU/ML) 7.36.Can you explain...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
The first result, indicates you have a HCV viral load level of 23.1 million international units, which is the same as 7.36 log10 units. Read more »

can do liver transplant for HIV patient

Hi, My dad got HIV postive and HCV as well. his genotype is 1a. He's been infected for nearly 5 years and now he lost weight alot.HCV injection is too strong and he cann't be stand for it when he take injection. So could you please answer me if it...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...successfully received liver transplants. There is a long waiting list for liver transplants even in the general population. Hepatitis C can be treated in HIV+ persons though the response rates in genotype 1a are lower than for most other... Read more »

Need of Liver Transplant

My 40 year old wife is in need of a liver transplant due to a genetics. She is HIV+, but negative to Hep A,B & C. Her Hepatologist want to send her for a consult to Univ. of Miami for a consult, once stabilized. Please, what is the chances of...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...We do not know a lot about the results of liver transplantation in HIV infected patients, but the little we do know looks encouraging. Most of the work has been done in Hepatitis C or Read more »

hep c transmission (Guide to Hepatitis C for People Living With HIV)

Dear Dr. Bob:How exactly is Hep C transmitted?Best regards,Just Wondering
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,I'll post some information about hepatitis C transmission from the archives below.Dr. BobGuide to Hepatitis C for People Living With HIVTesting, Coinfection, Treatment and Read more »
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National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse

What I Need to Know About Hepatitis C

...virus. Peginterferon is taken through weekly shots and ribavirin is taken daily by mouth. Treatment lasts from 24 to 48 weeks. Liver Transplantation A liver transplant may be necessary if chronic hepatitis C causes liver failure. Liver... Read more »
HIV i-Base

Natural History of Hepatitis C

... Acute infection (0-6 months) Chronic infection (6+ months) End stage liver disease Factors that accelerate hepatitis C progression Hepatitis C and your liver What does your liver do? How does hepatitis C damage... Read more »
HIV i-Base

Hepatitis C Treatment and Management

...treatment and injecting drug users Concerns for people in recovery Retreating hepatitis C Management of cirrhosis Liver transplant in people with HIV/hepatitis C coinfection Hepatitis C treatment: how, why, when ... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

United Kingdom: HIV Liver Transplant Outcomes Studied

...HIV-negative patients and should have similar access to treatment," Agarwal said. "However, those patients with coinfection with hepatitis C did less well, emphasizing the need for appropriate antiviral therapy early in the course of [hepatitis... Read more »
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Hepatitis C and Coinfection

Posted by statusCunknown, 1 Reply
...with the Hepatitis C virus. Only 20-30% are aware of their infection status. HCV is the number one reason in this country for liver transplants. The demand for organs and the ratio of available donor organs are sadly not nearly sufficient. Over... Read more »

Hepatitis C

Posted by saylomoon, 1 Reply
...Hola amigos, como sabran tuve una posible exposicion con agujas mi pregunta, si alguien sabe, el periodo ventana para hepatitis C, hasta cuantos anos o meses se amplia, ya que en unas paginas lei que eran 6 meses y en otras son 3 anos. tengo... Read more »

Hepatitis C

Posted by capeac, 1 Reply
...no tengo de nuevo hora para la consulta y me gustara saber que sabeis sobre la fiabilidad de los resultados en el test de la Hepatitis C. ?Es cierto que cabe la posibilidad de un falso negativo -ojo estoy hablando de la Hepatitis C no del VIH-... Read more »

Periodo en caso de coinfeccion con la hepatitis c?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Alguien me podria decir si con 6 meses seria suficiente? Read more »