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Will You Die From Hepatitis

Here's a taste of what has to offer on this topic:
CDC National Prevention Information Network

Fewer Americans Are Living With Hepatitis C, Because More Have Died

This article was reported by the Los Angeles Times . The Los Angeles Times reported that 2003-2010 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) data seemed to indicate declining hepatitis C prevalence among Americans. However, CDC... Read more »
CDC National Prevention Information Network

Hepatitis C Increased Risk of Dying Prematurely

This article was reported by Healio . Healio reported on a study that concluded that individuals with hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection had a higher risk of dying and of dying prematurely compared with the general population. Researchers... Read more »
International Association of Physicians in AIDS Care

Why People With HIV Still Die -- And Why They Don't Have To ...

Introduction What Kills People With HIV Today? Hepatitis Outranks Other Death Threats Can Liver Deaths Be Prevented? Bad Adherence Can Kill Fateful Impact of a Late Diagnosis AIDS Cancers and Non-AIDS Cancers How Big Is the Threat From Heart... Read more »
Ask the Experts


Maribel Rodriguez-Torres, M.D.

Response from Maribel Rodriguez-Torres, M.D.

Fundacion Gatroenterologia De Diego
The answer is:most likely all their natural life expectancy.Chronic Hepatitis C is a disease that will only cause advanced liver damage (cirrhosis),in about 15-20% of all cases.The great majority of cases will have mild to moderate disease ,and... Read more »

How do I know if my sister is dying?

My sister has AIDS & Hepatitis C. Her liver is enlarged & she has discoloration of her skin. She has had the disease for about 15 years. How do I know if she is towards the end....
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
You should ask your sister if you can accompany her to one of her doctor visits so you can speak to her physician with her permission. If she has advanced liver disease and is jaundiced (turning yellow) it would be helpful for her to have an... Read more »


Dear Mrs. McGovernOne year ago I started treatment for hepatitis C, genotype 4 with HCV-RNA 101800 iu/ml.I took 6 copegus pills per day and one shot of pegasys injection every Friday.The fist month the rna was 68500 iu/ml and then it got negative...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
I think you would be an excellent candidate for future new therapies combined with PEG and Ribavirin (copegus) since you did achieve a non detectable viral load with these two drugs - but didn't hold onto that response. Yes I think the addition... Read more »

The Wart That Won't Die

I'm HIV positive with chronic Hep B since the late '80s. I currently have a wart on the edge of my thumb which has crept under the nail and is very tender and painful at times. My dermatologist has been freezing it every 3 weeks for the...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Warts can be extremely frustrating to treat and permanently clear. I don't have any experience with laser treatment of warts in that region so I have to defer to your dermatologist opinion--you could get a 2nd opinion from another... Read more »
Connect With Others

Tired of condemnation of those dying or have died

Posted by Anonymous
It has taken me five years to finally stand up to anyone who
has said or says "I should be quiet, don't cause a scene, etc."

Well, I'm no longer able to be quiet, sorry if it embarrasses my family and friends, my church, my pastor, my religion,... Read more »

Hepatitis Question

Posted by Anonymous
Hi everyone. I recently had a battery of tests done for STDs. I tested negative for everything (including HIV) except Hepatitis B. (I know this is an HIV board, but I can't find any info on HepB on the web)
So to anyone who also has HepB....what is... Read more »

Conscious Dying

Posted by Anonymous
Dying consciously can be the most beautiful, profound experience of our lives. When consciousness awakens beyond the veil, we laugh at how silly we were not to remember we are spiritual beings having human experiences and death is nothing to fear... Read more »

Living with HIV not dying from it.

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I am living with HIV not dying from it. At first people generally think that it is a death sentence when you are Diagnosed with HIV. WEll I thought that was at first too. But just because my immune system isn't working at its maximun doesn't mean... Read more »