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HCV Treatment

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hiv/hcv co-infection, do I start hiv/hcv treatment?

Hi, My brother just gave me the news he is hiv+ and has hep c. he's had hiv for 8 years and has t-cell count of 380-390. He is not taking meds for anything. He was an ivdu in NY(if that helps) shouldn't he be looking into starting some...
Maribel Rodriguez-Torres, M.D.

Response from Maribel Rodriguez-Torres, M.D.

Fundacion Gatroenterologia De Diego
Yes,he should discuss this with his physician.The most important thing will be to check the status of his liver as chronic Hep,C is more agressive,and progresses more rapidly in HIV,and patients should be treated earlier and more agressively than... Read more »

HCV treatment terminology

A friend of mine is approaching the end of his treatment protocol here in Spain. His c.v. has been... Read more »

Painful Hemmoroids with HCV Treatment

I am being treated for HCV and am in the third month of treatment - after the first month of... Read more »
Articles
Treatment Action Group

Terms For Response to HCV Treatment

Treatment Response: Response to hepatitis C treatment is measured by change in HCV viral load at different time points. Since it is a common practice to release interim data from HCV treatment trials, it is important to understand what these terms... Read more »
TheBody.com

Researchers Find Genetic Explanation for Why Hepatitis C (HCV) Treatment Doesn't Work for Some

Being infected with chronic hepatitis C (HCV) presents challenges no matter who you are. For instance, HCV has nowhere near the wealth of treatment options that we have for HIV. The HCV meds that are available can cause harsh side effects, and in... Read more »
Journal Watch

EASL Starts Tomorrow -- Get Ready for the HCV Treatment Deluge

Paul E. Sax, M.D. , is director of the HIV Program and Division of Infectious Diseases at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston. I can't think of a single upcoming scientific meeting in ID that's likely to be more "game changing" -- sorry for... Read more »
PositiveWords

New HCV Treatment Options Available

New decisions by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) offer more choices and better treatment options for people living with hepatitis C virus (HCV). More Ribavirin Choices Ribavirin is a nucleoside analogue drug -- a chemical cousin of AZT. It... Read more »
Connect With Others

Anyone out there coinfected w/ HIV/HCV?

Posted by AMERIBOI2003, 3 Replies
New to this site and I would like to talk to anyone who may be coinfected w/ HIV/HCV. Anyone who has gone through treatment for HCV. Can answers some questions that I have to help me weigh all of my considerations for treatment. Read more »

Anyone out there coinfected w/ HIV/HCV?

Posted by AMERIBOI2003, 1 Reply
Hi guys new to web site. Wanting info from anyone who has or is doing treatment for Hepatitus C. What has been your experiences. Interested in sharing w/me to help me make the best decision. I have yet to start treatment for the Hepatitus. Read more »

Friends of the HIV and HCV Communities

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Friends of the HIV and HCV Communities:

In preface I want you to understand how fortunate I feel to live
in the United States under the care of excellent physicians and
with access to the medications I need. I have spent many hours
wondering and... Read more »

Preparing for treatment

Posted by JimDandyinLO, 3 Replies
I expect to be starting HAART within a few weeks (Dr proposes Epzicom+Reyetaz+Norvir.) Is there anything I can do to prepare myself before I start, and since my numbers aren't so bad (650/15,000), should I try to talk him out of the Norvir, which I... Read more »