can HIV treatment is the past affect HCV meds?
Aug 19, 2008
I have co-infection HIV/HCV and I did 2 HIV treatments in 1998, none of those worked for me, I couldnt cope with the side effects so my doctor took me out of treatments.
Now I have to start HCV treatment and I wonder how all the different meds that I took in the past can interfere with HCV treatment (interferon+ribavirin). I had combivir+viramune and zerit+epivir+ziagen.
Thanks in advance
Response from Dr. McGovern
HIV medications which you have taken in the past should not at all affect your HCV treatment now.
If your CD4 count is low, I would favor reinitiation of your HIV medications. I assume however, that you are not taking them because you are doing so well.
The newest IAS-USA guidelines suggest consideration of HIV medications even in patients with a CD4 count >350 cells if the patient has chronic viral hepatitis.
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