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Do I Need To Take Peg-intron

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another round: Peg intron Vs. Pegasys

Hello Doctor: I want to thank you so much for your lovely work.My father has stopped the Peg intron and rebetol in Feb after being on medication for a yr without getting undetectable level, however, his virus dropped to about 40k or even lower. and...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
Many people try the other peg after failing one. It would not be unreasonable to try Pegasys after failing Pegintron. The dose is all the same 180 micrograms per week. The dose of ribavirin would be the same as he took before which should have been... 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 »

Peg-Intron and Pegasys

What are the differences between Peg-Intron Alpha 2b and Pegasys?? Read more »
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AIDSinfo

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

... peg-in-ter-FEER-on Brand Name: PEG-Intron (2b), Pegasys (2a) Other Name(s): pegylated interferon Drug Class: Opportunistic Infection and Other Drugs Peginterferon Read more »
Seattle Treatment Education Project

Hepatitis/HIV Co-Infection

... FDA Approves New Labeling for PEG-Intron for Use with Rebetol Hepatitis C infection is responsible for 8,000 to 10,000 deaths per year in the United States, according Read more »
PositiveWords

Hepatitis B Treatment for HIV-Positive People

...treatment is usually four months. Newer versions of interferon, called pegylated interferon, are available. These drugs (Pegasys and Peg-Intron) only need one injection a week and may work better against HBV. Pegasys and Peg-Intron are not yet... Read more »
AIDS Community Research Initiative of America

New Drugs in Development

...co-infected patients, suggest that the response rates of co-infected individuals are similar to those of people with only HCV. PEG-Intron (pegylated interferon alfa-2b) One study compared three doses of Schering-Plough's PEG-Intron (0.5, 1.0... Read more »
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Ever since I found out that I'm poz, I've been spending a lot more time mastubating. Is that normal? Or could it be because of the amount of time I've been spending reading posts about sexual issues? Pleasing myself has become an every day thing... Read more »

I tested Positive, My boyfriend didnt, False positive?

Posted by ruraltgwoman, 1 Reply
I tested positive for HIV on 12/10. My boyfriend just got his results back today 12/21. His results came back negative. We have been having unprotected sex for the last 4 years and have been together for 5. I have only been wih him during that... Read more »