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
Ask the Experts About

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

New Hep C Meds
Oct 29, 2011

Are the new Hep C Meds easier on the body & liver and mental health especially for an HIV+ male?

Response from Dr. McGovern

The new HCV protease inhibitors include boceprevir and telaprevir. However, either one is taken combined with PEG interferon and ribavirin so I am afraid that the issues surrounding the psychiatric side effects of interferon still remain.

You can't take the HCV protease inhibitors alone because you quickly get drug resistance and then the drugs simply don't work.

As with any drug, telaprevir and boceprevir both have side effects. The main one with TLV include rash and anemia while boceprevir is associated with a bad taste and anemia.

Telaprevir for Genotype 2b/HIV Coinfected?
magnetic resonance elastography

  • Email Email
  • Glossary Glossary



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 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