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Can A Person With HIV Take Interferon

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Interferon-Based Therapy Benefited HCV/HIV Coinfected Patients Despite Viral Relapse

Results of a study of patients with hepatitis C virus (HCV)/HIV coinfection indicated that therapy with interferon and ribavirin provided clinical benefit even in those who relapsed after treatment. The researchers evaluated 1,599 patients from the... Read more »
HIV i-Base

HIV/HCV Coinfection: Early Glimpses of an Interferon-Free Future and EuroSIDA Incidence Data

Amongst the most exciting advances in Glasgow related to preliminary results from early studies of interferon (IFN)-free studies that had just been presented at the 63rd AASLD liver disease conference in the U.S. For more details, see the detailed... Read more »

"3D" Combo Drug Cures 99% of Hepatitis C, Without Interferon and Ribavirin

A 12-week course of three direct-acting antivirals cured at least 99% of previously untreated people with genotype-1b hepatitis C infection, according to a study presented by Rajendar Reddy, M.D., at CROI 2014 in Boston. The phase-3 study, known as... Read more »
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interferon and hiv

i am 21 years old ihave hiv since 7 monthes iam not on viral load in 1/12/2008 not detected but my cd4 was 915 and now 436 (35%)because i tam on interferon and ribavirin and also zefix since 6 question if my cd4 stil law and...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for your post.I'm assuming that you're receiving the interferon and ribavirin for hepatitis C treatment, no?Based on what you've described, you're fortunate (in a way), to have a undetectable HIV viral load.... Read more »

Interferon & ribavirin: Effect on HIV?

I'm a co-infected pt w/ HIV/HepC, who is midway through the interferon +ribavirin anti-HepC therapy. My HIV was always undetectable after I started HAART (Atripla), but my question is does interferon and ribavirin have any positive or neg....
Renslow Sherer, M.D.

Response from Renslow Sherer, M.D.

University of Chicago Hospitals
There are a few ways to interpret your question, so I'll speak to each of them. In general, there is no direct effect of ribavirin (RBVN) and either pegylated or standard interferon (IFN) on the virus. For example, there is not a standard... Read more »

Peg interferon and side effects?

It has been estimated that my husband has had Hepatitis C for thirty-plus years... it having been categorized as non-A, non-B for years. His liver enzymes have been stable at a mild elevation for a long time, but jumped up last fall for awhile and...
John A. Bartlett, M.D.

Response from John A. Bartlett, M.D.

Duke University Medical Center
Unfortunately there is relatively little information about pegylated interferon for the treatment of hepatitis C in HIV-infected persons. In non-HIV infected persons, the side effects of interferon are greatly decreased by the pegylated form and... Read more »

I don't feel like doing more interferon therapy

Dr. Dieterich,I am a co-infected HIV-HCV genotype 1b, stage 2 fibrosis person who's been through peg-interferon therapy twice without results. I first did Peg-Intron/Ribavirin for 6 mos and it failed me. A year later I did Pegasys/Copegus, but...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
This is a really good question. There are several new drugs that are coming down the line that could be promising. Several have already been killed for various reasons. However all of them will be used with interferon and probably ribavirin for at... 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 »

HIV Poz Dating | HIV personals | HIV Support Forum

Posted by pozsingle, 1 Reply is an exclusive H community for people to find other Positive Singles for dating and support. Here you can get on with your life, Dating with HIV, make friends, find love, hope, understanding, information and even more. If you... Read more »

Gay Personals for HIV+'s

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Hey People,

I am 38 years old black male HIV/Aids diagnosis since 1-26-99. I am very lonely. Looking for some personal ads or chat lines on the net that are HIV pos friendly where I could possible meet someone with my status for a serious... Read more »