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Does Hepatitis C Treatment Come In Stages

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The Well Project

Caring for Your Liver if You Have HIV/AIDS

Table of Contents Liver Basics Symptoms of Liver Damage Tests for Liver Damage The Liver and HIV Liver Disease and Women Caring for Your Liver Taking Care of Yourself Liver Basics Your liver is one of the most important organs in your body. It is also the largest -- about the size of a football. It is protected from injury behind the lower right section of your ribs. The liver acts as your body's chemical...
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Artipla Meds for Co-Infection Patient

I am planning on starting my treatment and am concerned about my liver and want to make sure that I take the correct meds. My Dr. wants to start me on Atripia. Is this the best med for HCV patient or is there a beter mix of meds to start with.Thanks
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
...symptoms and laboratory values that might indicate an exacerbation of their hepatitis C infection. Obviously during the initial stages of treatment one needs to more vigilant. As to your question if Atripla is the best combination...this is... Read more »

My mom's treatment for Hepatitis C

Hey, my mom has Hepatitis C and she doesn't know if she wants to take the Hepatitis C treatment or not cause she is worried. She is 51 and she just learned of it last year and she got it through several blood transfusions prior to 1992. She heard...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
A liver biopsy is really important to determine the stage of disease. Particularly if someone is reluctant to take the therapy a biopsy is the one piece of information that can help make a decision easier. The side effects of Peg and ribavirin are... Read more »

Hep C & Hiv

I was diagnoised with Hiv in December 2006 with a viral load of 860,000 and a cd4 count of 280. I went on HIV drugs (kaletra & truvada) and now my viral load is now 110 and my cd4 is 790. I found out the end of Feb that I have hep c geno 1a & 1b...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...needed. If your liver function tests start becoming elevated again, you could consider speaking with your physician about starting treatment for hepatitis C since interferon would certainly lead to "biochemical improvement" eg, improvement of... Read more »

neupogen and hep c treatment

Hi Dr.I am currently in my 22wk of tx with pegasy/copegus 1200mg of copegus. I am geno type 1a stage 4 moderate cirrhosis. My wbc and anc counts have been very low since the 4th wk of treatment. My wbc is currently 1.2 and anc are 300. My wbc have...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
We use neupogen (Filgastrim) or GCSF all the time! We usually use an ANC of 500 as a guide. It works no matter how low your counts are! There is not a real worry frankly about infection, but levaquin is not going to increase your counts unless you... Read more »
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HIV i-Base

Hepatitis C Treatment and Management

... Hepatitis C treatment: how, why, when Who needs treatment? How is hepatitis C treated? What is pegylated interferon? How long is hepatitis Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Both Hepatitis C Drugs Work About the Same: Study

...effects." Hepatitis C patients undergoing treatment often feel as though they have a bad case of influenza. "When considering treatments for hepatitis C infection, patients and their doctors now have solid evidence that they can weigh both... Read more »
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Clinical Manual: Hepatitis C Treatment

...combination with ribavirin, can provide any improvement in SVR among nonresponders. 11 Related Patient Brochures [PDF] Treatments for Hepatitis C Before You Start Treatment While You Are on Hepatitis C Treatment Common... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Hepatitis C-Related Deaths Expected to Triple Over Next 10 Years; New Treatments Years From Approval

...without treatment, according to the CDC. There is no vaccine to prevent hepatitis C. Treatment Outlook Although drug treatments for hepatitis C have improved greatly since an effective test was developed in 1992, current treatments are... Read more »
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