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Will Consumption Of Alcohol Affect Hep C Test

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Consumption of alcohol after treatment of acute Hepatitis C

Dear Barbara,I am a 37 year old HIV+ male. Not a drug user.- Jan 2004: diagnosed HIV+. CD4 consistently 500-600 with no need for HAART.- Dec 2008: contracted Hepatitis C type 1a (confirmed by testing old blood samples) from sexual transmission. This...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...get early treatment for acute HCV infection since the cure rates are so much higher - whether you have underlying HIV or not. Alcohol in moderation of 1 to 2 drinks a day will probably not be an issue for you - but would not drink now while you... Read more »

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Posted by hopefulindy, 1 Reply
...possible exposure. I have on going health issues and no answers. I am waiting on blood work to see if I have been exposed to Hep C. If someone is infected with Hep c and HIV at the same time would that slow the production of HIV antibodies? That... Read more »

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Posted by heatherblue, 2 Replies
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Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...throughout the window period and I drank a lot. I drank about 4 days a week , usually 4-5 beers a day. I never had a problem with alcohol before this but it did help with the stress temporarily. Now I read somewhere that alcohol can decrease... Read more »