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When Should Hep C Patients Start Drug Therapy

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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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Transmission of Hep C? (HEPATITIS C TRANSMISSION VIA SALIVA, 2010)

Dr., I so appreciate your honesty and yet I feel you are a bit naive. Transmission is a lot more common than you are letting on. I am 61 and have had hepc for most of my life. I got it from IV drug use I think. To say almost nonexistent when talking...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,Thanks for your post; however, I take exception to your comment I am naive about hepatitis C transmission. My comments are based on the scientific epidemiological information that is currently available. The current science Read more »

curious (SEXUAL TRANSMISSION OF HEPATITIS C)(HEPATITIS C AND DELAYED HIV SEROCONVERSION)(CURE FOR HIV)

Hey Dr. Frascino,First off, thanks for everything you do. Your hard work and dedication to all of us who need answers doesnt go unnoticed. You are a great person.I have a couple of questions.What is your oppinion on hepatitis c as an STD. Ive heard...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...blood-to-blood transmission that occurs due to trauma during the sexual activity. I'm not aware of any data that indicates lower hepatitis C viral load decreases transmission risk, but it very well may be true. Your HIV specialist can easily... 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
...Hi,Your risk of acquiring hepatitis C from getting a "small amount of spit" in your eye is nonexistent. I'll reprint some information about hepatitis C transmission Read more »

What are the chances of going from undetectable to relapse & continuing treatment to undetectable again?

I am coinfected with HIV & Hep C genotype 1. Was diagnosed with HIV back in 1997 but have been undetectable with high CD4 since treatment. In April last year I was diagnosed with Hep C. They waited for 3 months before starting treatment with...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...you would be a perfect candidate for treatment with triple therapy because you DID respond so nicely in the first place to two-drug therapy. This is exactly the type of patient who does respond well to these new therapies.I know it may... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Assessment of a Pilot Antiretroviral Drug Therapy Programme in Uganda: Patients' Response, Survival, and Drug Resistance

...national treatment guidelines, developed information materials, and trained and educated health-care providers on AIDS care. Patients and their families were responsible for paying for all their medical care, drugs, and laboratory tests. The US... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Fauci: New Findings Help Explain "Rebound" of HIV in Patients Who Discontinue Triple-Drug Therapy

...and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) have helped answer an important question in the treatment of HIV-infected individuals: why, in patients receiving aggressive antiretroviral therapy who have no easily detectable HIV in their blood, does the virus... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Hepatitis C and HIV

... What Is Hepatitis C? How Is It Diagnosed? How Is Hep C Treated? Can Hep C Be Prevented? Hep C and HIV Together The Bottom Line Read more »
The Body PRO

IAS 2007 Research Highlights: Day One

...min.) Table of Contents HIV and Aging Increased Rates of Cancer in HIV-Infected Patients Sexual Transmission of Hepatitis C Hepatitis C Treatment Treating the HIV/Hepatitis B-Coinfected Patient Natural Conception (and... Read more »
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I'm taking my treatment into my own hands now

Posted by taurusthecat, 5 Replies
...I'm not happy. I have been asking my doctor for ages if I can go on some kind of HIV drug therapy and I keep getting stalled. I've been pos for 8 years and over time my energy levels have gone down and down, my body is just Read more »

Drug Therapy

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Is there anyone on this sight who is not a radical against any form of drug intervention like "anonymous'? I am not on a protease inhibitor so please stop posting the same anti-protease article....your point is already well taken! What does anyone... Read more »

Changing drug therapy

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...HIV related illness. Current treatment includes Combivir & Crixivan. Current viral load 2043 and current Ts 240. I current drug therapy is not difficult to take and a new Dr is suggesting changing meds. The new meds would be Rescriptor, Zerit,... Read more »

others using drug therapy in pregnancy

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I'm 15 wks. pregnant and have been on abacavir,viracept and 3tc. I'm concerned about first trimester exposure and also about abacavir because it's been used so little in pregnancy. I'd like to connect with other women who have delivered or are... Read more »