Advertisement

The Body: The Complete HIV/AIDS Resource
Follow Us Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Download Our App
Professionals >> Visit The Body PROThe Body en Espanol

Can Interferon Help With HIV

Here's a taste of what TheBody.com has to offer on this topic:
Ask the Experts

Is Interferon therapy helping my HIV??

Hello Dr....I tested + for HIV and HepC in 4/99. I've never been put on HIV medications, but started the Rebetron treatment for HepC Oct.10,99 (due to my liver biopsy). I had to stop the Rebetron treatment mid-dec. 99 because my cd4 count dropped to...
Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Response from Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Harvard Medical School
...Dear Robert.It is hard to comment on your results specifically. We do know that interferon adds a moderate (0.5 log) benefit in reducing viral load (AIDS Res and Human Retrovirus 2000;16:183). We also know that ribavirin 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... Read more »

HIV drus & Interferon

I have M.S and am on an interferon Beta injection.Is the probability of joint pain atributed to... Read more »
Articles
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 »
Project Inform

Interferon May Lead to New Option for Treating TB

...difficult: therapy lasts 6 months, side effects interfere with treating HIV disease, and many do not complete their treatment. Interferon gamma (IFN-g) is an important immune system chemical made by CD4 cells. It helps fight viral infections and... Read more »
PositiveWords

Depression as a Side Effect of Interferon

...you from getting the hepatitis treatment you need! Resources www.hcvadvocate.org/news/newsLetter/advocate0903.html www.aidsmeds.com/lessons/Depression1.htm Liz Highleyman is a medical writer in San Francisco. Read more »
AIDS Community Research Initiative of America

Interferon and Beyond: Treating HEP C

...Treatment for HEP C infection has finally entered the modern era. After eight years of interferon as the only treatment available for HEP C, combination therapy with a new anti-HEP C drug has become a viable option. In addition, Read more »
Connect With Others

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 »

T-cells dropping and Interferon

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...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.. he had it... Read more »

Anyone out there coinfected w/ HIV/HCV?

Posted by AMERIBOI2003, 3 Replies
...New to this site and I would like to talk to anyone who may be coinfected w/ HIV/HCV. Anyone who has gone through treatment for HCV. Can answers some questions that I have to help me weigh all of my considerations Read more »