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Can Interferon Help With HIV

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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...
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 can suppress the bone... Read more »

Help in South Texas? Interferon for KS - meds won't stay down

Dear Dr. Dezube, my sister who is alone and living in South Texas is HIV. She has just experienced... Read more »

interferon and hiv

I have HIV coinfection with HBV and HCV. Yesterday I got my viral load for both HBV and HCV, and... Read more »
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Interferon May Lead to New Option for Treating TB

Worldwide, tuberculosis (TB) is the leading cause of death in people living with HIV. Indeed, simply having HIV is a major risk factor for developing TB. Treating it is difficult: therapy lasts 6 months, side effects interfere with treating HIV... 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 »
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 »
National Association of People With AIDS

Hep-C Treatment Without Interferon Comes Closer

Many of us who live with HIV are alive today in part because we received effective treatment to clear our hepatitis C (HCV) co-infections. Interferon-boosted Ribavirin was a lifesaver, but the interferon side effects could be rugged. MedPage Today... 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 »

SEEKING PEOPLE WHO USED INTERFERON FOR HEPATIS C

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
HELLO ! MY LIVER DOCTOR WANTS ME TO USED INTEFERON FOR THE HEPATITIS C, BUT THE PROBLEM I HAVE IS THAT MY T-CELLS GO UP AND DOWN. MY T-CELLS ARE 325 NOW BUT THE LAST MONTH WERE 221 AND THE MONTH BEFORE WERE 175,IN JANUARY I HAVE 400. I DID A BIOPSY... Read more »

HELP ! HELP ! Possible HIV Infection ???

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
This incident happened in a fast-food joint on 14 Jul 2000. It is my habit to rinse my mouth after every meal hence I went to toilet.

I squirted some "hand-wash" from its dispenser and proceeded to wash my hands then filled my mouth with tap-water... Read more »