Advertisement
The Body: The Complete HIV/AIDS Resource
Follow Us Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Download Our App
Professionals >> Visit The Body PROThe Body en Espanol
Read Now: Expert Opinions on HIV Cure Research
   
Ask the Experts About

Hepatitis and HIV CoinfectionHepatitis and HIV Coinfection
           
Rollover images to visit our other forums!
Recent AnswersAsk a Question
  
  • Email Email
  • Glossary Glossary


Should i wait for pegylated interferon?
Nov 13, 2000

Hi Dr....I have hiv (no meds for it yet) and hepC (treated it from oct1 to midDec99...then continued 1 extra month of just interferon 5x week. my hepc vl went from 850,000 down to 2.500 and cd4 down to 300 from 550. It's back up to 610 now. It eve brought my hiv vl down from 19.000 to 250...it's back up to 2500 now. My dr wants me to wait for the pegylated interferon. I have stage 3 fibrosis. Should i consider starting the standard combo again now or do i have enough time to wait for pegylated? I'm still nauseus and have a very sore neck...seems like arthritis to me that happend during combo and continues. What can i take for the sore neck? My dr give me marinol and something that starts with a "c" for the nausea. the marinol doesn't really get rid of the nausea...it just give me the munchiess...which is kinda weird having nausea and munchies/wanting to eat all at the same time! Any input you can give me would help. I'm just feeling that something should be going on now while my dr is waiting to see what to do. I have 1A-1B genotype. thanks, vroom

Response from Dr. Dieterich

Dear Vroom,

Sounds like you are suffering from something else other than side effects if you have been off medicine for a year. A grade 3 biopsy should not wait too long. We are expecting approval in the next several months for the pegs but it is not clear exactly when that will be. I would ask your MD for an NSAID for your neck pain, most of which are fine on the liver in moderation. There would be nothing lost if you started the combo now and then switched to peg when it was available,unless you are trying to get into a trial. Good luck! DTD



Previous
HIV+ Hepatitis C
Next
hep c and hiv antibodies

  
  • Email Email
  • Glossary Glossary

 Get Email Notifications When This Forum Updates or Subscribe With RSS


 
Advertisement



Q&A TERMS OF USE

This forum is designed for educational purposes only, and experts are not rendering medical, mental health, legal or other professional advice or services. If you have or suspect you may have a medical, mental health, legal or other problem that requires advice, consult your own caregiver, attorney or other qualified professional.

Experts appearing on this page are independent and are solely responsible for editing and fact-checking their material. Neither TheBody.com nor any advertiser is the publisher or speaker of posted visitors' questions or the experts' material.

Review our complete terms of use and copyright notice.

Powered by ExpertViewpoint

Advertisement