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Can Pegasys Help With HIV

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Pegasys

Hi.My doctor has talked about starting me on Peg-intron. I saw that Pegasys may be approved specially for co-infected people. Is it better for those of us with HIV as well? What is the difference?Thank you,Missy...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
Pegasys is before the FDA (the agency which reviews drug approvals) to get approval for treatment of hepatitis C in HIV infected people. There are no such plans yet for Peg-Intron of which I am aware.The largest study of more than 800 HIV/HCV... Read more »

Effectiveness of Pegasys towards Genotype 1a Hepatitis C

Dear Expert,My daughter was diagnosed with Genotype 1a hepatitis C. She get it from blood... Read more »

Worth waiting for Pegasys?

Is the rate of cure higher with this pegilated interferon? If possible is it worth waiting for... Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

European Medicines Agency Approves Roche's Hepatitis C Drug Pegasys to Treat Patients Co-Infected With HCV, HIV

The European Medicines Agency on Thursday approved Roche 's hepatitis C drug Pegasys for the treatment of patients co-infected with HCV and HIV, Reuters reports. EMEA also voiced its support for the treatment of HIV/HCV co-infected people with a... Read more »
Project Inform

Cautionary Recall of Swabs Used For Fuzeon and Pegasys Announced

A voluntary and cautionary recall of sterile and non-sterile alcohol swabs manufactured by the Triad Group was announced in January 2011. The swabs include alcohol prep pads, alcohol swabs and alcohol swabsticks manufactured for various brand names.... Read more »
AIDSinfo

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

peg-in-ter-FEER-on Brand Name: PEG-Intron (2b), Pegasys (2a) --> Other Names: PEG-interferon alfa-2a, Pegasys, pegIFN alfa-2a, pegylated-interferon alfa 2a Drug Class: Opportunistic Infection and Other Drugs--> What is peginterferon... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Roche Hepatitis C Treatment Gains Half of Market Share From Schering-Plough

The hepatitis C drug Pegasys, which is manufactured by pharmaceutical company Roche , has gained half of the market share from Schering-Plough's Peg-Intron hepatitis C treatment after being available for barely one year, the AP/Philadelphia... Read more »
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Pegasys for HBV

Posted by shannon, 2 Replies
Hey ya'll!
My friend, David, is going to start Pegasys to treat his Hep B this week. I have read some scary stuff about the side effects.
has anyone got any experience to share or any advice about handling it?
Thanks,
Shannon Read more »

Info on Pegasys

Posted by shannon, 1 Reply
Hey ya'll!
My friend, David, is going to start Pegasys to treat his Hep B this week. I have read some scary stuff about the side effects.
has anyone got any experience to share or any advice about handling it?
Thanks,
Shannon 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 »

Help need for my HIV+ bf from HIV+ girl !!!

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
hi everybody.
My boyfriend is HIV+ and has a wish !
Please could a HIV+ girl help us ????
Nothing sexual or similar. Please !
Thanks very much indeed.
Jeff

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