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Author Topic: HIV/HEP C Co-infection  (Read 841 times)

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Offline jimbalaya

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HIV/HEP C Co-infection
« on: July 16, 2012, 06:56:58 PM »
Hi all,

So, it turns out that my partner has a HIV/Hep C coinfection while I 'just' have HIV...we meet with our DR. on Wednesday to review our bloodwork/genotypes etc. and to start treatment.....

I was wondering if anyone has experience with a coinfection and can tell me about treatment...my bf has been on the internet and reading all kinds of worst case scenarios....so he is a little bit freaked out.....any words of advice or wisdom to share?    Thanks so much for reading/sharing.   ;D

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Re: HIV/HEP C Co-infection
« Reply #1 on: July 16, 2012, 07:19:27 PM »

my bf has been on the internet and reading all kinds of worst case scenarios....so he is a little bit freaked out.....any words of advice or wisdom to share?    Thanks so much for reading/sharing.   ;D

The best thing he can do is STOP trying to research on the internet and just wait until speaking with your doctor to discuss treatments, options, etc.

All he will do if he continues to "self-diagnose" is get himself all worked up, which isn't the best thing since reading all the worst case scenarios, he already has planted ideas in his subconscious.

Wednesday will be here before you know it - so in the meantime, stay away from researching, but do write down any and all questions you may have about both hiv AND hcv so you can ask your doctor at the visit.
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Offline jimbalaya

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Re: HIV/HEP C Co-infection
« Reply #2 on: July 16, 2012, 07:21:30 PM »
I know, I know...I keep telling him to stop googling....but he's a stubborn git.    :P

Offline jimbalaya

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Re: HIV/HEP C Co-infection
« Reply #3 on: July 18, 2012, 03:45:35 PM »
Dr. appointment today.....my bf does NOT have hep C...the test came back neg., and all of the other numbers looked good....we were pretty happy about it!    ;D   

Got our meds (Reyataz/Truvada/Norvir) and plan to start taking them tomorrow....a little nervous about side effects, but so thankful for copay cards and 'free' drugs.   :)

 


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