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Hep C Treatment For Genotype 3 With Dosing By Weight

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Ask the Experts

Weight-Based Ribavirin dose?

Just what are the weight-based ribavirin doses for HepC treatment? And does it matter what brand of pegInterferon or ribavirin you're taking? Thank you!...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
Weight based dosing of ribavirin is important for patients with certain genotypes of hepatitis C. This is particularly important for patients with genotype 1 and 4 infection.However, patients with genotype 2 or 3 get 400 mg twice daily of ribavirin... Read more »

what is the current tx for relapsing HepC

other than peg-intron, are there any other more recent treatments that offer higher sustainable... Read more »

IVF for - HepC Male (Positive) and Female (Negative)

Hi Doc,My world has turned upside down with the news that I (Male) am tested positive for Hepatitis... Read more »
Articles
National Association of People With AIDS

Hep-C Treatment Without Interferon Comes Closer

Many of us who live with HIV are alive today in part because we received effective treatment to clear our hepatitis C (HCV) co-infections. Interferon-boosted Ribavirin was a lifesaver, but the interferon side effects could be rugged. MedPage Today... Read more »
ACRIA and GMHC

My Fight for a Hepatitis C Cure

Lynda Dee I thought I had dodged a bullet. I had stopped using heroin intravenously in the early '70s and tested HIV negative. My husband wasn't so lucky -- he died of complications from AIDS in 1987, two years after our son died from SIDS. I... Read more »
HIV i-Base

Personal Accounts

Add your story Personal stories in this guide Contributors People with direct experience of HIV and hepatitis coinfection, have written much of this guide. Their storie are included here, and cover dealing with a second diagnosis,... Read more »
Treatment Action Group

Guide to Hepatitis C for People Living With HIV

What Happens to People Who Have Hepatitis C The Natural History of HCV Although hepatitis C also affects other parts of the body, your liver is the organ most affected. Your liver is an essential organ with hundreds of functions. On a daily... Read more »
Connect With Others

I have a co-infection;HIV, and HEP-C.

Posted by stevepalma, 1 Reply
I found out that i had this co-infection(hiv,hep-c) in 2002.My doctor says that it is very hard to treat,however with sticking to my meds;this includes hiv meds, and interferon,i now have the hep-c under control after 30 weeks of a 48 week... Read more »

I'm taking my treatment into my own hands now

Posted by taurusthecat, 5 Replies
I'm not happy. I have been asking my doctor for ages if I can go on some kind of HIV drug therapy and I keep getting stalled. I've been pos for 8 years and over time my energy levels have gone down and down, my body is just fighting this virus as it... Read more »

Just an update and a vent over *&*^&@$ insurance

Posted by Jackie__Blue
Switched jobs, had to switch insurance. Not an entirely bad thing. I'm able to get my husband into the University of Virginia hospital system. They have the nicest people and we like the infectious disease clinic. They however haven't started up... Read more »

Need Oppinions please

Posted by Atuxos, 1 Reply
Greetings

i am new to this forum and i need to say i found alot of information really usefull, so i want to thank everybody in advance.

so here is my story, 3 weeks ago i had a quite foolish accident, after a long period of missfortunes in my life... Read more »