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HIV and Hepatitis C Co-Infection

...Hep C treatment options based on thehealth of your liver, immune system and otherfactors. Together you will decide if treatment forHep C is right for you at this time. In co-infection, Hep C treatment is a combination oftwo antiviral drugs: ribavirin (Pegetron capsules orCopegus) and a long-lasting form of interferoncalled pegylated interferon (Pegetron or Pegasys).Both are taken for about one year. Once you starttaking these medications,...
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HCV / HIV antivirals' treating 1 desease affecting the other?

Does Atripla and Ziagen have any antiviral effects on HCV .... and does PegInterferon and/or ribavirin have any intiviral effects on HIV ..... just curious because I'm taking all four drugs. Do these drugs cause any cross resistence {like would...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...excellent questions.First of all, you may want to ask you doctor as to why you are on Atripla and Ziagen - that would be four HIV medications at once which would be highly unusual. However, there may be a very good reason why so discuss this... Read more »

antiviral drugs

Hi,It is possible for an individual to contract hiv by mistakenly taking hiv antiviral drugs.I look forward to your reply.Thank you.
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...No, silly rabbit. You cannot get HIV by taking the medications that are used to treat HIV. HIV is a virus, antiviral drugs are medications. BY Read more »

DOES ANTIVIRAL DRUG INTERFERE THE HIV ANTIBODY TEST(IFA)- AN ANXIOUS 26 YEAR OLD MALE

Hello Dr. Bob,Does antiviral drugs as of "FOSCARNET SODIUM INJECTION" AND "RECOMBINANT HURNAN INTERLEUKIN-2" interfere with the HIV antibody test? Would this postpone the development of antibody?I was on the above mentioned treatment in the 5th...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Really? OK, first thing to do is find a different doctor, as this is not recommended treatment.Second, will these therapies affect your HIV antibody tests? No, they will not. You are, however, correct that although a 9-week negative test is... Read more »

antiviral drugs and face thinning

i am hiv positive but will start treatment soon i see alot of hiv positive on treatment an i noticed that they loose wieght in the face and the body is normal and looks healthy its as if the bones shrink and they all have the same look and i am not...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
...face. This has nothing to do with the bones in the face, except that they may become easier to visualize. Two antiretroviral medications in particular increase the risk of this complication AZT (Retrovir, Combivir, Trizivir) and d4T (Zerit).... Read more »
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Questions & Answers: Antiviral Drugs, 2009-2010 Flu Season

...contact their healthcare provider for evaluation and possible early treatment if clinical signs or symptoms develop. Should antiviral agents be used for post exposure chemoprophylaxis in healthy individuals? Antiviral agents are... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Hepatitis: Overview

... What Is Hepatitis? Viral Hepatitis Other Types of Hepatitis Medication Problems Alternative Approaches What Is Hepatitis? Hepatitis means an inflammation, Read more »
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IAS 2007 Research Highlights: Day One

...whether this intervention was effective. An additional concern is that our current understanding of PrEP involves at least two antiviral drugs. Third, if the investigator provided more prolonged dosing of tenofovir, a standard steady state would... Read more »
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Enfuvirtide (Fuzeon)

...process of fusion. This means that HIV cannot infect that cell. Who Should Take It? Enfuvirtide was approved in 2003 as an antiviral drug against HIV. It was studied in adults and in children over 6 months of age. There are no absolute rules... Read more »
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HIV Sperm Washing Clinics in the US

Posted by RayWill, 1 Reply
...fertilization clinics in the southeastern United States (i.e. Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, etc.) who offer sperm washing for HIV serodiscordant couples? Read more »

Do any drugs affect HIV test results?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I am taking valium for anxiety and recently had a negative HIV test. Could taking valium have compromised the HIV test results? Read more »

We are using a sperm donor to have a baby

Posted by clairedh, 2 Replies
...My husband is positive and I am negative. We have been married for 6 years. We have finally decided to use a sperm donor to have a baby. Is there anyone else out there in a similar situation? I am not sure how to explain to our family members Read more »

Hepatitis Question

Posted by Anonymous
...Hi everyone. I recently had a battery of tests done for STDs. I tested negative for everything (including HIV) except Hepatitis B. (I know this is an HIV board, but I can't find any info on HepB on the web) So to anyone who also has HepB....what... Read more »