Spotlight Series on Hepatitis C

2014 HIV/Hepatitis C Coinfection Update

February 7, 2014


The Hard Facts

The Hard Facts

HCV infection kills as many as 15,000 people a year in the U.S. -- and appears to be on the rise, Cox noted. In 2006, HCV surpassed HIV as a cause of mortality in the U.S.

HCV is the leading cause of end-stage liver disease and hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) in not only the U.S., but many other countries as well, Cox said. The virus is also the leading cause of non-AIDS-related death among people with HIV -- a fact that becomes less surprising when accounting for the reality that an estimated 25% of the HIV-infected population is also living with HCV.

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Comment by: Karen (wa) Tue., May. 12, 2015 at 10:36 pm UTC
I was told that u can't get hep,c with sex true,
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Comment by: Irving Montalvan (Worcester mass) Tue., Mar. 10, 2015 at 12:40 am UTC
I dont, but I do have hep c. Also, my body is cover with this legions or spots. Not to mention am also diabetic. Don't know what else to do! Can you guide me in the right direction? Please. Thanks.
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Comment by: Lisa Carswell (Bryan College Station, tx) Fri., Mar. 6, 2015 at 10:38 am UTC
Im wandering how i will get Cured 46 female needs The treatment The shots was Not sucessfull The Cost is abnormus just Want to be cured have no ideal how i contracted this diease has always been a monkey on my back at least im Not alone just a One in a billion with this Killer. Help
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Comment by: la nena (orlando fl) Fri., Jun. 6, 2014 at 2:55 pm UTC
this is crazy dsf nicol consepcion lo remueve de un hogar humilde lo llevan de programa a programa lo ponen en foster home cojen dinero como loco para q en cuanto cumple su mayoria de edad lo tiran a la calle ese sistema lo deverian de quitar del gobierno no sirve
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Comment by: margaret Newton (Union) Mon., May. 19, 2014 at 1:10 am UTC
when will vailabkthe drugs be a

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Comment by: Darry burton (Maysville ky 410456 ) Mon., May. 12, 2014 at 7:51 pm UTC
I need help I have heap c and can't get to lex ky for help can any one help me
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Comment by: Miguelina Lee (Phildelphia PA ) Tue., Apr. 29, 2014 at 11:50 am UTC
Like to get information on HEPC
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Comment by: PaisleyDeShazer (i do not know) Sun., Apr. 27, 2014 at 3:25 pm UTC
um my dad has hepatitis C and I do not really know how to react and I am 10 yers old and my mom told me and my dad did not want my mom to tell me and that made me mad at my dad but I did not want to get mad at him what do I do???:(
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Comment by: tericeta (akron ohio) Fri., Apr. 25, 2014 at 6:51 am UTC
Im not a carrier but I do have hep c. What precautions do I take besides what I am doing now to prevent its progress.
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Comment by: Susanta Biswas (Jaipur) Tue., Apr. 15, 2014 at 3:57 am UTC
What Is the symptoms of HVC
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Comment by: james jones (fairmont wv) Thu., Mar. 13, 2014 at 10:54 pm UTC
I would love to b apart of ur team!!!
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Comment by: William Raynor (Asheville NC) Sun., Mar. 9, 2014 at 11:57 am UTC
I am getting ready to start this new treatment for Hep C,I'm very confident and happy to know that this treatment will work as well as my doctors too,I have been on treatment in the past with the interferon and the meds,but that didn't work and the side effects were terrible and now with this new treatment I'm excited to know too that this treatment will not have side effects like the past treatments I have had,and that my HIV(30 years this June). will not be affected,I start this treatment on the 13th,next Thursday, and now we'll see what happens,I'll be in touch with updates on my status .very positive.
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Comment by: Jeemo (Salt Lake City, Utah) Fri., Feb. 21, 2014 at 10:52 am UTC
what was the treatment for hepatitis in 1945
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Comment by: wesley snipes (reno,NV) Sat., Feb. 15, 2014 at 7:19 pm UTC
what can you use to kill HCV? What can i clean with to disinfect around the house. I have two small children ages 6 and 7 that are neg. for the virus.
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Comment by: steven (salt lake city utah 84101) Fri., Feb. 14, 2014 at 1:48 pm UTC
Nice to fine out about these things to knowledge about
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