|failed interferon treatment now what
Nov 15, 2004
Dear Dr. Dietrich¡ i am a hiv/hcv co infected 41 years old female. i have been on pegasys once a weed and riv 1000 mg a day, hematological toxicities have been under control and my hiv is also well controled. After 12 month of treatment hcv vl has been up and down but was never negative.i am genotype 4 and have cirrhosis. I would like your opinion on treatment strategies. Best regs God Bless you Dr. ¡
Response from Dr. Dieterich
You have several options. You may want to stop for 3- 6 months give yourself a rest and then start again with Peg and RBV maybe at a higher dose for the first 3 months. Alternatively, you can go on maintenance peg at half dose without the RBV. Either way you should probably also get on a transplant list where they do HIV+ liver transplants, just in case. Genotype 4 should have a better prognosis than Geno 1. Good luck! DTD
Can HIV Meds Cause Hepatitis
Why all Hep B Abs + for 15 years?
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.