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Anger and HCV treatment

Hello, I have read on hcv sites about "Riba rage". But its my understanding its a myth, that really its the interferon that can cause anger during treatment not the Ribavirin. Thanks in advance.
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
Interferon can cause mood instability including depression, anxiety, irritability, mood swings, and other psychiatric symptoms. Ribavirin can cause a feeling of restlessness and also problems with inability to sleep. Read more »

Does HCV Treatment affect HIV Risk?

...risk of contracting HIV is lessened. Or because HCV Treatment lowers my White Blodcell Count,... Read more »

HCV treatment

Daughter is 24 years old. Diagnosed with HCV approx. 4 yrs' ago. Liver biopsy result was "2",... Read more »
Articles
Treatment Action Group

The Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) Treatment Pipeline

...at 34%, with the highest prevalence found in Eastern and Southern Europe (47.7% and 44.9%, respectively) (Rockstroh 2004). HCV Treatment: The Current Landscape The standard of care therapy for treating hepatitis C virus (HCV) is 24 to 48 weeks... Read more »
The Body

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

...appeared that, if you're of African descent (as most black people are), as opposed to European descent (as most white people are), HCV treatment is considerably less likely to work for you. Now, in a landmark study published in the journal ... Read more »
Treatment Action Group

Terms For Response to HCV 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 mean, so that interim results can be properly... Read more »
Project Inform

HCV Treatment and Monitoring Guide

... Treatment Ultimately the primary goal of HCV treatment is a cure. Another goal is to reduce the amount of virus in the blood, preventing and/or slowing progression of the disease and...Institutes of Health recommends treating patients with... Read more »
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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 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 Read more »

Preparing for treatment

Posted by JimDandyinLO, 3 Replies
...(650/15,000), should I try to talk him out of the Norvir, which I understand is responsible for the worst side effects? (I'm also HCV+, expecting to start treatment late summer.) Jim Read more »

NOT A MYTH

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...types of jobs also risk occupational exposure to bloodborne infection. We report the case of a policeman in whom both HIV and hepatitis C virus (HCV) seroconversion were clearly documented after he was involved in a bloody fight while making an... Read more »