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Does Interferon Interact With HIV Meds

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Do HIV/HepC coinfected people need longer treatment with Interferon/ribaveron?

Dear Barbara,I have had hiv for 13 years,hep c for 5.I am aged 43.Undetectable HIV viral load(on meds)and cd4 of 660 when I started peg interferon/ribaveron 11 weeks ago.Now about 400.My hep c viral load was "high"(dont recall figure)when I started...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...There is little data on whether a shorter course of therapy may be adequate in HIV-seropositive patients with genotype 2 or 3 infection. Relapse has been reported after six months of treatment, particularly in Read more »

cd4 drob on interferon

iam hiv with c & b.iam on biginterferon and ribavirin and zeffix since 9 monthes. my cd4 drobed... Read more »

interferon & hiv

ater 6 monthes for starting big interferon 100 mg for virus c & b . my p.c.r now zero (negative )... Read more »
Articles
AIDS Community Research Initiative of America

What's in the Hep C Pipeline?

...people with HCV indicated that protease inhibitors could produce a rapid and substantial reduction in HCV viral load. As with HIV meds, however, HCV protease inhibitors can also lead to resistant virus. So, treatment will require using an HCV... Read more »
AIDSinfo

An Overview of Zerit (Stavudine, d4T)

...avoided. The combined use of stavudine and didanosine should be used with caution. If you are taking ribavirin or interferon, your doctor may need to monitor or change your therapy. Clinical Trials Click here to search... Read more »
AIDSinfo

An Overview of Interferon Alfa-2 (Roferon-A, Intron A)

... in-ter-FEER-on Brand Name: Roferon-A (2a), Intron A (2b) Other Name(s): IFN, Interferón a-2, Recombinant interferon alfa-2a, Recombinant interferon alfa-2b, Recombinant interferon alpha-2a, Recombinant interferon alpha-2b Drug Class: ... Read more »
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 C treated for? Goals of hepatitis C treatment Predicting the response to ... Read more »
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Interferon and Hiv

Posted by ethan_hines, 2 Replies
...Why doesn't pegylated Interferon work the same way with Hiv as it does with HVB/C?. Isn't Interferon very important in fighting RNA virus infections which Hiv Read more »

T-cells dropping and Interferon

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...father is HIV+ and has HEPc also.. his viral count is undecectable and t-cell count has always been around 400+..he started interferon for the hepc about 4 weeks ago. 2 weeks ago he had blood drawn and his T cell count was under 300.. he had it... Read more »

Intersting read?

Posted by franfrog, 5 Replies
...system signaling proteins. One thing the researchers have noticed is that while the husband's T-cells make just one, called gamma interferon, hers made both that one and another called TNF, or tumor necrosis factor. That cannot be the whole... Read more »

SEEKING PEOPLE WHO USED INTERFERON FOR HEPATIS C

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...175,IN JANUARY I HAVE 400. I DID A BIOPSY IN MY LIVER IT SHOWS THAT IM IN STAGE 2 WHICH IS NOT GOOD. I ALSO HAVE P.M.L AND I USED INTERFERON AND GAVE ME ANEMIA, I RAN TO THE HOSPITAL 7 TIMES FOR BLOOD TRANFUSIONS. SO IM NOT SURE ABOUT INTERFERON.... Read more »