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Can A Person With HIV Take Interferon

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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 I started...
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 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... Read more »

interferon and hiv

i am 21 years old ihave hiv since 7 monthes iam not on medication.my viral load in 1/12/2008 not... Read more »
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AIDSinfo

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

...alfa-2b, Recombinant interferon alpha-2a, Recombinant interferon alpha-2b Drug Class: Opportunistic Infection and Other Drugs Interferons are substances that occur naturally in the body and that are secreted by certain cells in response to... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

HIV and Hepatitis C Co-Infection

... Are you HIV positive and newly diagnosed with hepatitis C (Hep C)?Do you have one virus and think youmight be infected with the other? Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Depression and HIV

...both HIV and hepatitis B or C (see Fact Sheet 506 ) are more likely to be depressed, especially if they are being treated with interferon. Other risk factors include: Being female Having a personal or family history of mental illness, alcohol... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Progressive Multifocal Leucoencephalopathy (PML)

...most died within 2 years. However, if people with PML start taking strong antiretroviral medications (ARVs) to control their HIV, they can survive much longer. Now only about half of people with HIV and PML die from PML. The "JC" virus causes... 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 Read more »

SEEKING PEOPLE WHO USED INTERFERON FOR HEPATIS C

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...175,IN JANUARY I HAVE 400. I DID A BIOPSY IN MY LIVER IT SHOWS THAT IM IN STAGE 2 WHICH IS NOT GOOD. I ALSO HAVE P.M.L AND I USED INTERFERON AND GAVE ME ANEMIA, I RAN TO THE HOSPITAL 7 TIMES FOR BLOOD TRANFUSIONS. SO IM NOT SURE ABOUT INTERFERON.... Read more »

hiv test

Posted by nomoreworry4me
...7.Systemic lupus erythematosus 15, 23 8.Renal (kidney) failure 48, 23, 13 9.Hemodialysis/renal failure 56, 16, 41, 10, 49 10.Alpha interferon therapy in hemodialysis patients 54 11.Flu 36 12.Flu vaccination 30, 11, 3, 20, 13, 43 13.Herpes... Read more »

Need HELP PLEASE!!!!! GETTING PARANOID!!!!!!

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...chlamydia and trichomonas vaginisis. i took antibiotics for it and it was cured after a week. 3 months later, i tested for hiv through elisa and thank God it was negative. 4.5 months later, i tested for hiv using rapid test and it was again... Read more »