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Advanced Hepatitis C Treatment

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Peg interterferon

What are the side affects of the new hcv therapy peg interferon and ribivirin therapy? Is it proving to be more effective in arresting the hep viral loads in those of us who tried intron-A and ribivirin therapy and were not responding?thank you
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
...Yes. Pegylated interferons represent a great advance in hepatitis C treatment. The efficacy is much higher than three times per week interferon and the side effect profile is much better as well. The peg Read more »

Can you transmit Hep C whilst "undetectable"?

Hi Barbara,I am a HIV+ gay guy and last week I had unprotected sex with another HIV+ guy, where I... Read more »

Outcome of Hepatitis C without any type of treatment

My husband was reciently diagnosed with Hep "C". We can't afford the treatment that the Dr.... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Both Hepatitis C Drugs Work About the Same: Study

...effects." Hepatitis C patients undergoing treatment often feel as though they have a bad case of influenza. "When considering treatments for hepatitis C infection, patients and their doctors now have solid evidence that they can weigh both... Read more »
The Well Project

Treatment of Hepatitis C

...patients becauseliver damage can progress more quickly in HIV+ people. Due to the risk ofsevere side effects, people with very advanced liver disease (decompensatedcirrhosis) should only be treated by an experienced liver specialist or in... Read more »
The Body

This Month in HIV: Update on Hepatitis C/HIV Coinfection

...had to make some very serious changes on that very quickly. I had to knock that off. So, Greg. Tell me about starting the treatment for hepatitis C. Talk me through that process of you deciding to start the treatment. Then, if you can talk to... Read more »
PWA Health Group

Banding Together to Challenge Schering-Plough's Monopoly on Hepatitis C Treatment

...more people with hepatitis C looked to the PWA Health Group to help them access the drug. In many ways, the current state of hepatitis C treatment is similar to what was going on with HIV treatment in the early 90's. Understanding how the virus... Read more »
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Director of Treatment & Prevention Advocacy

Posted by Robert1
...Leads Project Inform sponsored think tank style meetings to advance research and advocacy in the areas of HIV/AIDS treatment, hepatitis C treatment and biomedical HIV prevention Represents Project Inform to the press, community groups and other... Read more »

Lost

Posted by LostNconfused, 5 Replies
I tested positive 3 days before Christmas and I think I am still numb to the fact. I haven't told any friends or family because I really don't know how and most are judgemental and I'm sure will walk away. But I guess if they do, then I didn't need... Read more »

oraquick advance question. please respond thanks!

Posted by gladrial33, 1 Reply
...I took an HIv oraquick advance rapid test the other day and it was negative. I have a question about the test. The lab technician had me swab my gums with Read more »

My dad was just diagnosed with advanced AIDS

Posted by ontariogirl, 5 Replies
Hi everyone. I just found this forum and have an intense need to talk about what's going on anonymously. It's been a terrible 24 hours. My dad is gay and spent pretty much his entire life hiding it from everyone. My parents finally split for... Read more »