|Remicade and HIV
Nov 15, 2013
Hello. I am a 46 year old male living with HIV and Crohn's Disease. My last T-cell count was in the 400's and I am undetectable. I am currently on Stribild for my HIV medication. I recently had a very serious Crohn's Disease flare up and have been placed on high dosage steroids for treatment. Both my HIV and GI doctor agree that I need to get off the steroids quickly and start an IV treatment of Remicade. I would like to know if there has been any studies of the effects of Remicade in HIV patients, both short term and long term. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated!
| Response from Dr. Henry
IV+ patients doing OK on modern regimens usually do OK with Remicade (would have pharmacist review all of possible drug interactions for drugs you are taking if Remicade added). I have several HIV+ patients on Remicade and they have been doing fine. KH
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