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... I hope that you are coping with your recent diagnosis O.K. First of all, I will try to answer some of your questions. Hepatitis C is generally a slow disease, meaning that it takes a long time to do what it does to your liver. The first thing that you should know is that this is not a death sentence! ... (14 replies)
... What I tell people is that most people do not die of hepatitis C. The vast majority of patients die of causes other than hepatitis C after a long life. ... (18 replies)
... More often that not, hepatitis C is a life sentence and not a death sentence. Most people with hepatitis C do not die of it. ... (3 replies)

Hepatitis C test
Apr 5, 2002
... I think you're getting the picture. Thanbey's info is the best of anyone's in the field i've found. ... (41 replies)
Hepatitis C test
Apr 5, 2002
... Hi again, I just had a couple of questions if you don't mind guys! First of all, I haven't gotten the immunizations for A and B yet cause I guess I'm waiting for the blood tests to come back from the specialist, and I think he checked my blood to see if I am immune from these. ... (41 replies)
Hepatitis C test
Apr 2, 2002
... Well, Val, the fact is you are are going to die. ... (41 replies)
Hepatitis C test
Apr 1, 2002
... Hi, thanks again for the info, it is very scary to read all the info in books, etc. ... (41 replies)
Hepatitis C test
Mar 31, 2002
... The chances of a PCR being a false positive are almost zero. ... (41 replies)
Hepatitis C test
Mar 31, 2002
... go through the books, but you're right, I need time to let this settle in. I hope I can get to the point someday when I don't think about it every minute. So, is it stupid of me to be hoping for a 'false positive'? ... (41 replies)
Hepatitis C test
Mar 30, 2002
... Hepatitis C is NOT a death sentence, it is more of a life sentence. ... (41 replies)
Hepatitis C test
Mar 29, 2002
... Hi, thanks for the reply, I am learning more about this all the time. Does it usually take a couple of tests to get the proper diagnosis? ... (41 replies)
Hepatitis C test
Mar 29, 2002
... Your body can give a false positive ,But it is best to get the proper testing again to be sure. Have you ever had a blood transfusion? ... (41 replies)
... my first sexual experience and I was 16. I was so young and nothing was done about it and I completely forgot about it until I was about 24. I happened to be on a long distance telephone conversation with my mother and asked her if she had ever heard of the dreaded Herpes virus in which she replied "Yes, you have it. ... (1 replies)
... Unfortunately, your doctor is simply buying into marketing claims if he says you are cured. We simply do not know, but absolutely DO hope, that that it is true. ... (4 replies)
A low positive...?
Feb 11, 2005
... Hepatitis C is not a death sentence. For a young woman who is diagnosed early, you can pretty much count on never progressing IF you manage your hepatitis C just like you manage your pregnancy. ... (8 replies)
... Sounds like a viral load count, but that is just a guess. The viral load means very little as to severity of disease with hepatitis C. ... (2 replies)
... friend, I can reassure you that it is NOT likely that hep c will be a "nightmare" for you. It is not for most of us. In fact, one reason hep c is called "silent" in some media hype is because it is entirely without symptoms in so many people. ... (5 replies)
... The disease is hazardous because those who have it may not display any symptoms for decades after initial infection. Left unchecked, it can cause a variety of ills, including cancer and cirrhosis. ... (2 replies)
Am I Alone?
Apr 3, 2006
... Congratulations on being one of the lucky slow progressors. I'm a member of your group. ... (5 replies)
... it isn't possible for you to have done too much damage yet. But that doesn't mean you have any more time to fool with your health. It's yours to lose even with a positive HCV test. The first test only means you have been exposed. A second, more sophisticated test will tell you whether you have a chronic infection. ... (1 replies)




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