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Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

HIV and Hepatitis C Co-Infection

...involves daily pills plusweekly injections. Your doctor can give youadvice on how to deal with the side effectsof treatment. Protect yourself and others by not sharingdrug equipment and by having safer sex. CATIE (Canadian AIDSTreatment InformationExchange) provides extensive information aboutall aspects of HIV treatment. We also provideinformation on Hep C. All calls, mailings and othercontacts are treated confidentially. Contact...
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HCV treatment side effects...

I'm HIV/HCV (genotye 2) coinfected. I started Ribavirin and Pegayas Jan 09. I was already on and tolerating Istentress and Truvada for the HIV. I've started becoming very irritable and aggressive to others. My doc says this is the Pegasys and has...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
I know that some of the psychiatrists I work with have used mood stabilizers (eg, wellbutrin and others) for symptoms of the nature you describe. You will want to discuss referral to psychiatry with your physician right away so you can hopefully... Read more »

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 »

fatigue

hi i was fine on truvada,but now i take pegasus too.i am tired all the time!please help.i still have to work and survive.i need energy.thanks if you can help!
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...with fatigue.Your first step is to isolate any all underlying causes of your fatigue. To do this you'll need the help of your HIV specialist. Read through the archives of this forum that pertain to causes of HIV-associated fatigue. Make a list of... Read more »

Hep.C~HIV~Anemia

My husband is HIV+ for almost 20 years, now has Hep.C and has become anemic from the medication Copegus. He has been on Pegasys for almost 3 weeks. My question is what is causing the intense burning in his intestines and how soon will the exhaustion...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
...You have not mentionned any HIV medications, so I will assume these are not in the picture. When taking pegylated interferon (Pegasys) and ribavirin (Copegus), 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

...Control and Prevention . --> Reprinted with permission from kaisernetwork.org . You can view the entire Kaiser Daily HIV/AIDS Report , search the archives, or sign up for email delivery at www.kaisernetwork.org/dailyreports/hiv . The ... Read more »
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 »
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...Women Pregnancy and HIV In Conclusion A Look at the Numbers Over 25 years have passed since the first diagnosis of AIDS in America.While there were a handful of women among the first cases, AIDS was thought toprimarily affect gay... Read more »
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How to Spot HIV/AIDS Fraud

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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 Read more »

Need HELP PLEASE!!!!! GETTING PARANOID!!!!!!

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...chlamydia and trichomonas vaginisis. i took antibiotics for it and it was cured after a week. 3 months later, i tested for hiv through elisa and thank God it was negative. 4.5 months later, i tested for hiv using rapid test and it was again... Read more »

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 »

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 »