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Author Topic: This surprises me.  (Read 5510 times)

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Offline patsy

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This surprises me.
« on: July 18, 2014, 09:56:00 pm »
I didn't know there was any link whatsoever between the two diseases. Why would that be? Could someone explain this?


Offline lporterrn

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Re: This surprises me.
« Reply #1 on: July 19, 2014, 12:08:51 am »
Some people are coinfected with both diseases because they were exposed to both. For example, some people who received blood transfusions or clotting factors in the 1980s were exposed to both viruses. The viruses are completely different, and not otherwise connected.

One of the Hep bloggers, Joe Burke has an amazing story about being coinfected. http://blogs.hepmag.com/joeburke/   
Lucinda Porter, RN
1988 Contracted HCV
1997 Interferon nonresponder
2003 PEG + ribavirin responder-relapser
2013 Cured (Harvoni + ribavirin clinical trial)

Offline Bucky

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Re: This surprises me.
« Reply #2 on: August 16, 2014, 02:23:46 pm »
I didn't know there was any link whatsoever between the two diseases. Why would that be? Could someone explain this?


Patsy, I re-posted this link from another member.  It seems to be a mostly guy thing.


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