It sounds like your husband was a partial responder/relapser to prior therapy. So the following is the protocol: Lead in of Pegylated interferon plus ribavirin for 4 weeks then If your husband has an undetectable HCV viral load at treatment week 8 and 24 as per the Boceprevir protocol he will need to complete the three medicine regimen ( Boceprevir, pegylated interferon and ribavirin) at week 36 ( with a 4 week lead in of Pegylated interferon and ribavirin).
If his HCV viral load is detectable at week 8 but undetectable at week 24 he will need to continue all three medicines and finish through week 36 and then administer pegylated interferon and ribavirin for another 12 weeks for a total of 48 weeks.
If his repeat liver biopsy reveals cirrhosis then he needs 4 weeks of peg/riba followed by 44 weeks of triple therapy
Discontinuation of therapy is advised in everyone if HCV viral load is > 100 IU/mL at wk 12 of positive at any level at week 24View Thread
The treatment for AIH depends on your liver biopsy results as well as your blood tests. Medications include prednisone and Imuran and typically will help joint pain significantly. The medications have potential side effects, so the risk versus the benefits of starting medications will be a decision between you and your doctorsView Thread
The nurse would have to have active blood on her hands that would go directly into the open cut of your child. This is an unlikely event, but if you are still concerned you should request a HCVRNA level on your child 2 weeks after the incident to put you mind totally at ease.View Thread
Tylenol in moderation is safe for the liver - make sure that you take less than 2 grams/day. Typically advil not advised in advance stages of liver disease or if you have kidney problems. There are liver specialists in hawaii - your primary doctor should refer you for further evaluation. Whether or not you need a repeat biopsy depends on numerous factors.View Thread
Once you have antibodies for hepatitis B they do not go away, so it is unlikely that you had hepatitis b 22 years ago. Since you now test negative, you require the hepatitis A and B vaccines. Need for treatment of HCV depends on numerous factors.View Thread
Fresh blood form the razor would have to infiltrate your sons blood stream. As the risk as you describe it appears very low, it is best to have him tested within 2 weeks and again by 6 months. I assume that you have had him tested already since you gave birth .View Thread
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