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Re: RE: Hepatitis C

Re: RE: Hepatitis C

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Posted by thanbey on September 15, 2000 at 20:26:23:

In Reply to: RE: Hepatitis C posted by Dave Zajac on September 15, 2000 at 14:40:21:

: : : HELLO, MY NAME IS GAIL AND I AM LOOKINF FOR SOME ONE THAT HAS HEP. C THE A STRAIN, I AM NOT QUITE SURE IF THAT IS HOW THEY WORD IT.
: : : BUT MY SISTER HAS IT AND I AM TRYING TO FIND SOME PEOPLE LIKE HER TO TALK TO ABOUT THIS DISEASE. SHE FOUND OUT YESTERDAY THE TYPE OF STRAIN IT WAS AND SHE IS TAKING
: : : IT VERY HARD. SHE NEEDS TO KNOW THAT THERE IS HELP OUT THERE, AND THAT SHE IS NOT ALONE. SO IF ANYONE CAN HELP ME WITH THIS IT WOULD BE MUCH APPRECIATED. AND MAYBE I CAN GET HER TO RESPOND TO SOME OF YOU ON THIS BOARD
: : : I KNOW BOARDS LIKE THESE ALWAYS HELP OTHERS THAT FEEL LIKE THEY ARE ALL ALONE OUT THERE. E-MAIL ME AT CATNIP@ DIGISYS.NET
: : : THANK YOU FOR ANY HELP THAT YOU CAN GIVE ME

: : Gail,

: : Hepatitis C has no A strain. There is a hepatitis A, however. Does she have both A and C?

: : Hepatitis C is not a death sentence, even with A on top of it.

: : I need more information, please so I can face you in the right direction. In the meantime, there is no need to panic. People have hepatitis C for many years.

: : She must not drink alcohol at all. This will make things much worse. Let's take this one step at a time, okay?

: : thanbey

: : www.hcop.org

: Gail,
: I've had hepatitis C since 1975...I found out that I had it in 1992. I have little if any symtoms from it. The "A" you refer to is the genotype or sub-type of the virus. The type "A" is most common in the United States. There are anywhere from 4 to 6 million people with hep C in the U.S. and probably tens of millions world wide. The most important thing to know about hepatitis C is that if you have it you MUST avoid alcohol and anti-inflamatory drugs such as Advil or any Ibuprofen product. Tylenol or acetaminophen is ok in small dosage. There is a lot that I have learned about this subject...if you want to know more email me and I will respond in more detail.

Hi Dave,

You could be correct that Gail is referring to genotype 1a. Or she could be referring to Hepatitis A, or genotype 3a, or 4a, or 6 a, for that matter. All have a's in them.

Until we know for sure, the information given is not sufficient.

Good to hear you are doing well.

thanbey




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