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Hep C Treatment And Ribavirin Side Effects

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AIDS InfoNet

Hepatitis C and HIV

... What Is Hepatitis C? How Is It Diagnosed? How Is Hep C Treated? Can Hep C Be Prevented? Hep C and HIV Together The Bottom Line What Is Hepatitis C? The hepatitis C virus (HCV) can cause liver damage. HCV is transmitted by direct blood-to-blood contact. Most people
Ask the Experts

Hepatitis C

in Sept 2008, while testing for HIV, the doctor told me that I was infected with Hepatitis C, but it is gone. yesterday, i went to another doctor and talked about fatigue and hep C. i am very scared is there any treatment for complete removal of Hep...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...hepatitis C virus (HCV) can cause liver damage. HCV is transmitted by direct blood-to-blood contact. Most people get hepatitis C (hep C) through injection drug use with shared equipment. Up to 90% of people who have ever injected drugs, even just... Read more »

Life span with Hep C

I found out 2 yrs ago I had hep c. I know I have had it 35 yrs because my son also has it from birth. I did pegasus/interferon, Ribavarin and a Roche study drug. I was taken off at 22 wks from side effects( blood levels)They want me do to it again...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...Hepatitis C can cause significant hepatitis and scarring after years of infection. Your doctors may be concerned about the amount of scarring Read more »

viral load

the last time I visited with my specialists he said my viral load was at 1,000,000 / ml and my geno type is 1, what exactly does this mean? he also told me that since I already am so fatigued and so sick to my stomach that he would not recommend...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hepatitis C?Hepatitis C is a liver disease caused by a virus. The hepatitis C virus (HCV) is transmitted through infected blood. Hep C spreads easily when drug users share equipment. Over 80% of injection drug users have hepatitis C. Hep C can... Read more »

Ribavirin

I am Hep C positive and am considering starting treatment. I read on the Ribavirin online drug pamplet that it is a cancer causing drug, which of all the side effects has me the most concerned. Do you know if the incidence of cancer post treatment...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...Peg IFN and Ribavirin to you if you have evidence of liver disease. The therapies are associated with a laundry list of side effects. However, the vast majority of my patients have side effects limited to mainly fatigue, loss of appetite, and... Read more »
Articles
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

HIV and Hepatitis C Co-Infection

... Are you HIV positive and newly diagnosed with hepatitis C (Hep C)?Do you have one virus and think youmight be infected with the other? If so, this brochure answers somebasic questions about Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Hep C on the Radar

...co-infected men, detectable levels of both HIV and hepatitis C virus have been found in the semen, which means that transmission of hep C through semen is at least a possibility. Many of these factors apply to more than just poz men -- they also... Read more »
The Body

This Month in HIV: Update on Hepatitis C/HIV Coinfection

...headaches, muscle and body aches, and nausea. Have a water bottle with you at all times. If you have issues with depression prior to hep C treatment, don't wait till you start treatment to start the antidepressants. They can take up to three... Read more »
PWA Health Group

Ribavirin Info Sheet

...stopping treatment, this number fell to 2. Several studies report significantdrops in liver enzymes, but little or no change in hepatitis C viral load. Ribavirin may suppress viral replication, but does not appear to eradicate the virus.... Read more »
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Info on Pegasys

Posted by shannon, 1 Reply
...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 any advice about handling it? Thanks, Shannon Read more »

Hepatitis C

Posted by hopefulindy, 1 Reply
...possible exposure. I have on going health issues and no answers. I am waiting on blood work to see if I have been exposed to Hep C. If someone is infected with Hep c and HIV at the same time would that slow the production of HIV antibodies? That... Read more »

SEEKING PEOPLE WHO USED INTERFERON FOR HEPATIS C

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...HELLO ! MY LIVER DOCTOR WANTS ME TO USED INTEFERON FOR THE HEPATITIS C, BUT THE PROBLEM I HAVE IS THAT MY T-CELLS GO UP AND DOWN. MY T-CELLS ARE 325 NOW BUT THE LAST MONTH WERE 221 AND THE MONTH BEFORE Read more »

Hepatitis C and Coinfection

Posted by statusCunknown, 1 Reply
...opportunity to introduce myself. My name is Shari and I am not infected with HIV, (this by shear luck only). I AM infected with Hepatitis C and the virus has caused severe damage to my liver. Over 5 million Americans in this country are... Read more »