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Alfa-interferon Treatment For Hiv

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AIDSinfo

An Overview of Interferon Alfa-2 (Roferon-A, Intron A)

in-ter-FEER-on Brand Name: Roferon-A (2a), Intron A (2b) Other Name(s): IFN, Interferón a-2, Recombinant interferon alfa-2a, Recombinant interferon alfa-2b, Recombinant interferon alpha-2a, Recombinant interferon alpha-2b Drug Class: ... Read more »
AIDSinfo

An Overview of Peginterferon Alfa-2 (Pegasys, PEG-Intron)

peg-in-ter-FEER-on Brand Name: PEG-Intron (2b), Pegasys (2a) --> Other Names: PEG-interferon alfa-2a, Pegasys, pegIFN alfa-2a, pegylated-interferon alfa 2a Drug Class: Opportunistic Infection and Other Drugs--> What is peginterferon... Read more »
National Association of People With AIDS

Hep-C Treatment Without Interferon Comes Closer

Many of us who live with HIV are alive today in part because we received effective treatment to clear our hepatitis C (HCV) co-infections. Interferon-boosted Ribavirin was a lifesaver, but the interferon side effects could be rugged. MedPage Today... Read more »
Ask the Experts

what is interferon alfa-n3

Dr. Pierone,What exactly is interferon alfa-n3? I heard that it is in phase 3 clinical trials? When will this be approved and what will it do?Greg...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
Alfa-N3 is Alferon N, a purified mixture of natural human alpha interferon subtypes. It is a different type of interferon and is currently approved for intralesional injection for genital warts. It may be phase 3 trials for other indications but I... Read more »

Do HIV/HepC coinfected people need longer treatment with Interferon/ribaveron?

Dear Barbara,I have had hiv for 13 years,hep c for 5.I am aged 43.Undetectable HIV viral load(on meds)and cd4 of 660 when I started peg interferon/ribaveron 11 weeks ago.Now about 400.My hep c viral load was "high"(dont recall figure)when...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
There is little data on whether a shorter course of therapy may be adequate in HIV-seropositive patients with genotype 2 or 3 infection. Relapse has been reported after six months of treatment, particularly in those with high baseline HCV RNA... Read more »

will interferon affect my cd4 count and my viralload

i currently on hiv meds i have been positive for 11 years now ,my cd4 is around 540 and my viral load is about 119,00 i have just been diagnosed with hep c and i have many fears of taking the interferon treatment that my dr. suggested will it affect...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
I would agree that it would be a good idea to have a liver biopsy to determine how much disease you have.Pegylated interferon alfa 2a has actually been shown to decrease HIV viral load by a substantial amount, so there is a clinical benefit. Many... Read more »

Interferon Treatment

Dear Dr. Dieterich:Thank you in advance for your help. I am infected with HEPC (as well as A and B) and HIV. In 1997 I had a biopsy which showed a 1 of 4 progression. Last week I had another biopsy which showed no further damage. My HIV is under...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
Dear A.B.It is not an emergency to treat your hepatitis C and it seems to be stalled in damaging your liver. It also seems that you are receiving really good care. If I were you I would wait until pegylated interferon is available early next year... Read more »
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Interferon and Hiv

Posted by ethan_hines, 2 Replies
Why doesn't pegylated Interferon work the same way with Hiv as it does with HVB/C?. Isn't Interferon very important in fighting RNA virus infections which Hiv is one of? How does Hiv get around its defence? Read more »

T-cells dropping and Interferon

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
HI, my son's father is HIV+ and has HEPc also.. his viral count is undecectable and t-cell count has always been around 400+..he started interferon for the hepc about 4 weeks ago. 2 weeks ago he had blood drawn and his T cell count was under 300..... Read more »

Interferon Roferon Peginterfeon Side Effects

Posted by Claude, 1 Reply
Hi guys,

Did any of you go through bilogical treatment with any kind of Interferons. If you did could you please tell me more about your dosage and side effects?

I am currently on INTRON A and it's a living hell. I don't know what to do anymore.... Read more »

SEEKING PEOPLE WHO USED INTERFERON FOR HEPATIS C

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
HELLO ! MY LIVER DOCTOR WANTS ME TO USED INTEFERON FOR THE HEPATITIS C, BUT THE PROBLEM I HAVE IS THAT MY T-CELLS GO UP AND DOWN. MY T-CELLS ARE 325 NOW BUT THE LAST MONTH WERE 221 AND THE MONTH BEFORE WERE 175,IN JANUARY I HAVE 400. I DID A BIOPSY... Read more »