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HIV/Chronic HCV
Jun 28, 2009

Why are they not doing more drug testing for people who are co-infected both with HIV/HCV infections. It seems like drug testing are available for people who have HIV only Doctors keep saying another 2 years. At that point my immune system may be compromised and not be able to fight any new drugs for HCV. I have already been on Intefergen and Pegaysis with no sucess. Do you see any progress for co-infected inviduals? new drug.

Thank you for understanding and what I have to go through.

Response from Dr. McGovern

Don't despair because drug trials are now going to include some HIV/HCV coinfected patients. I am hoping we will having something new to use - in addition to interferon and ribavirin - in about 2 to 3 years.

In the meantime, be very adherent with your HIV medications. Several studies have shown that liver fibrosis is slower in patients who have good HIV control compared to those who don't.

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