|Hiv+ and peg-intron
Feb 24, 2003
Dr.Doug, My Boyfriend has been hiv pos for 3 almost 4 years now. He recently went to the liver specialtist to find out about his liver enzymes. The doctor says he has cirrhosis 3 which is the least cirrosis one could have (i'm guessing) They have prescribed peg-intron ( peginterferon alpha-2b)Now my questions are these. With someone having Hiv and being on this medication , and not being on Hiv medication. is that going to lower is immunity for Oppo.infections? Side effects are pretty much "flu-like symptoms" but also causes depression, from what i've been told, stress is bad for people that are hiv pos. Please give me your insite on him being on peg intron, thank you very much....
| Response from Dr. Dieterich
Actually Pegylated interferon is active against HIV. Interferons were one of the first drugs used against HIV. It will lower the HIV viral load as well as the HCV viral load. It will also lower the CD4 count but not significantly or in relation to the other white cells. This will be good for the HIV infection as long as he is on it and if he is able to rid himself of the HCV, his CD4 cells will also probably go up again! Keep up your support, as you know it is not an easy treatment! DTD
Get Email Notifications When This Forum Updates or Subscribe With RSS
- Odds Of Contracting HIV Sex With A Prostitute
- Do People Catch AIDS From Blowjob From A Prostitute?
- Blood In Semen After Unprotected Anal Sex Without Ejaculation Does It Mean I Have HIV
- Itchy Testicles After Touching A Bloody Scab Sign Of HIV AIDS
- White Bumps On Penis After Anal Sex Worried I Have HIV
- Can And Std Cause Mouth Ulcers?
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.