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Does Pegasys Interact With HIV Meds

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The Well Project

Drug Interactions and HIV/AIDS

...Table of Contents Introduction How Drugs Are Metabolized Drugs That Slow Down Metabolism Drugs That Speed Up Metabolism Other Types of Drug Interactions Drugs and Other Substances That May Interact With HIV Medications Other Types of Drugs That May Interact With HIV Drugs Food Taking Care of Yourself Introduction In order for a drug to work properly, you must take the correct dose so thatyou have the...
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anemia

I AM ON PEGASYS FOR HEP-C AND HAVE BECOME ANEMIC I HAVE SHORTNESS OF BREATH AND I FEEL VERY WEAK ALL THE TIME I HAVE WEIGHT LOSS I AM ON IRON I ALSO HAVE HIV DO YOU THINK I SHOULD STAY ON PEGASYS I HAVE ANOTHER 5 MONTHS TO GO ON THE PEGASYS
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...importantly, Hep C-ers who used Procrit to treat their ribavirin-induced anemia were able to better tolerate their hep C combination meds. With aggressive treatment of the medication side effects, like anemia, you have a much better chance of... Read more »

HIV and Hep-c

I've been trying to decide if I should start hep-c treatment. I've been told that genotype 1 is the hardest to successfully treat in combination with HIV. Any thoughts on this subject?
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...viral load response. If it is favorable, you should do well regardless of your HIV seropositive status.5. Also review your HAART meds to be certain there are no drug interactions with ribavirin.Best of luck. Read more »

Hiv and Hep C Life Expectancy

Dear Dr. I was 1240 cd4 for 12 years with a viral load of 40,000 with hep c genotype 4 and liver biopsy showed no damage 10 years ago. Last year, my system crashed to cd4 141 and vl 40,000 and was put on hiv haart. I tried pegsys with ribaviron and...
Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Response from Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital
...Hi GaryGlad you are doing so well on your HIV meds. There are several different types of new HEpatitis C treatments in development at present....see details at http://www.thebody.com/index/treat/hepatit_c.htmlNew Read more »

Employment Drug Tests

My question comes in two parts:1. I am at the final stages of interviewing for a new job with large corporation. I am coinfected with HIV and Hep C and undergoing treatment.My current company's policy is I am required to immediately notify them as...
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
...Unless you take a few months off between jobs, you will not need to bother with COBRA. 2. Drug tests: the best resource on any meds or combination of meds that could trigger a false positive drug test result is your pharmacist. We cannot keep up... Read more »
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The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS

...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 »
The Well Project

Women, Depression and HIV/AIDS

...that an underlying issue, such as depression or anxiety, causes or adds to your substance use, ask your health care provider or AIDS service agency for a referral to a mental health provider. Depression Can Cause Serious Problems Studies... Read more »
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Peripheral Neuropathy and HIV/AIDS

...Retrieved July 2003 from www.thebody.com/sfaf/winter02/pn.html Venkat K. and Florian P. (2005). Neurological complications of HIV/AIDS. Bulletin of Experimental Treatments for AIDS : Retrieved October 2006from ... 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 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 Read more »

taking hiv meds to Russia and Eastern Europe

Posted by Anonymous
...and Eastern Europe this summer. I'm concerned that I might have a problem going through customs in these countries if my HIV meds are spotted. Has anyone taken their HIV meds to these countries? What happened? Any advice? Thanks! Read more »

HIV meds and Depression meds?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...had some problems with depression, so my physician prescribed "Lexapro." I'm assuming that it should'nt be a problem w/ the meds I'm on already. I seem to be okay. Does anyone know anything about Lexapro? Read more »