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Can A Person With HIV Take Peg-intron

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Severe Side Effects, HCV Treatment

I have been on therapy for HCV genotype 2, for 33 weeks. I am taking Peg-Intron 120mcg/0.5mg & Ribavin 1000mg. I am also taking Atripla for HIV.I had a RVR, 2 weeks after starting, and have been undetectable since. I want to follow through with the...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...I personally would recommend stopping due to:1. your side effects2. your favorable genotype (type 2)3. your low baseline viral load (100,000)4. Read more »

Hiv+ and peg-intron

Dr.Doug,My Boyfriend has been hiv pos for 3 almost 4 years now. He recently went to the liver... Read more »

Dr. Dieterich

My husband has two weeks to go on the peg-intron. He is still undetectable from early on. I'd like... Read more »
Articles
AIDSinfo

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

...infection, a common infection in HIV patients. It is usually prescribed in combination with ribavirin, another antiviral. HIV/AIDS-Related Uses Peginterferon alfa is used to treat chronic HCV in patients coinfected with HIV and HCV. Dosage... Read more »
Treatment Action Group

Guide to Hepatitis C for People Living With HIV

...(PegIFN): alpha-2a (manufactured by Roche, trade name Pegasys), and alpha-2b (manufactured by Schering Plough, trade name PEG-Intron) Pegasys is a liquid that comes in one vial and is stored in the refrigerator. Everyone uses the same... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Medicine Chest: HCV/HIV Co-Infection Therapy

...insurance companies and Medicaid plans will pay for the cost of the interferon and ribavirin. These are very expensive drugs. AIDS Drug Assistance Programs (ADAP) vary from state to state, but in general, these drugs are not included in the ADAP... Read more »
The Body PRO

Liver Diseases and HIV

... Real Player for Windows or Macintosh) Pegylated Interferon Plus Ribavirin for the Treatment of Chronic Hepatitis C in HIV-Infected Patients (Abstract 42) Speaker: V. Soriano Authored by Soriano, V.; García-Samaniego, J.; Pérez-Olmeda,... Read more »
Connect With Others

Am I Infected

Posted by delhiguy, 3 Replies
I am 30 YO guy. Worried that I may have got infected. I met this friend of mine on 5th of Dec 2010 which was just a causual meeting after 5 years. After having drinks she started touching me and I got aroused and we end up mating. While in act, she... Read more »

Media and People Living with HIV and AIDS

Posted by Anonymous
...this notice? Thank you. Kind Regards Jackie Dear Friends, HAVE YOUR SAY! PARTICIPATE IN THE GLOBAL SURVEY OF 'THE MEDIA AND PEOPLE LIVING WITH HIV/AIDS' Please fill in the online survey at: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.asp?u=316232097583 ... Read more »

what to eat for HIV/AIDS person?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...Hi all, I understand that I should eat BETTER... But I really don't know what are the good meals/food for HIV/AIDS people? Any anybody share your experience with me? And what kind exercise do you guys do? I feel my body is very senstive to Read more »

Care Home for persons affected w/ HIV/AIDS

Posted by kel
...found out that there are no care homes/assisted living facilities for the gay community here or for those affected by HIV/AIDS (people actually refuse to take them!) So we have opened the first! A care home/assisted living facility just for the... Read more »