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Can Peg-intron Help With HIV

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Hiv+ and peg-intron

Dr.Doug,My Boyfriend has been hiv pos for 3 almost 4 years now. He recently went to the liver specialtist to find out about his liver enzymes. The doctor says he has cirrhosis 3 which is the least cirrosis one could have (i'm guessing) They have...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
...Actually Pegylated interferon is active against HIV. Interferons were one of the first drugs used against HIV. It will lower the HIV viral load as well as the HCV viral load. It Read more »

Peg-Intron and Procrit

My wife is being treated for Hepatitis-C with Peg-Intron and Ribovarin. Her Platelete count is low,... Read more »

Really Scared!!!!

Dr.Bob, Hope this find's you well!!I am concerned about starting Peg-Intron "again" in a few day's.... 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

... Managing and Treating HCV "My doctors have warned me my health may be at more risk from HCV than HIV. I've been urged to have biopsies done of my liver and to consider going on treatment for HCV. I've decided to delay embarking Read more »
Project Inform

New Advances in Hepatitis C Therapy

...than the current interferon-alfa. Still needs to be combined with other anti-HCV therapy. Not yet studied in people with both HIV and HCV. Expanded access program for Pegasys is expected in fall 2000. There is encouraging news for... 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 »
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 »

Have I Gone from HIV to AIDS? HELP!!!!

Posted by CLT, 4 Replies
...a prescription for Atripla. Thank GOD I have good insurance and will be able to afford the drugs. Questions? Do I now have AIDS? Will things be instantly better once I start meds this weekend? Anyone out there on Atripla who has NEVER been on... Read more »

testing for HIV Aids: urgent pls help!

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...on the bed. the fluid must have gotten intach with my penis cuz otherwise i wdnt hav contracted ghonorrea. do you think HIV Aids virus can be that 'sly' as the ghonorrea virus have prooved to be? but for sure i din get back i.e din have sex... Read more »

HIV to AIDS Presentation=Help please...

Posted by Anonymous
...How does HIV in a previously asyptomatic perosn present itself when it starts to become AIDS? What symptoms and physical changes occur? I know that thrush is a big one, but what else? Please help...this is for a very Read more »