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Hepatitis C Combination Therapy Rare Side Affects

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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 living withboth HIV and Hep C. What is HIV and Hep Cco-infection? When people have HIV and
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HIV PEP combination therapy less than 4 weeks

Hi,I read that theretically the combination therapy (combovir plus kaletra) should have succeeded by now after two weeks. Is that correct? I know the WHO guidelines say 4 weeks.Regards,Alex
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi Alex,I certainly would not trust "theoretically" in this case! PEP should be taken for a full 28-day course. Dr. Bob Read more »

curious (SEXUAL TRANSMISSION OF HEPATITIS C)(HEPATITIS C AND DELAYED HIV SEROCONVERSION)(CURE FOR HIV)

Hey Dr. Frascino,First off, thanks for everything you do. Your hard work and dedication to all of us who need answers doesnt go unnoticed. You are a great person.I have a couple of questions.What is your oppinion on hepatitis c as an STD. Ive heard...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,1.I've discussed the sexual transmission of hepatitis C many times in this forum. Check the archives! As an example, I'll reprint below some information form the archives pertaining Read more »

What are the side affects of medication for Hepatitis C?

I have Hepatitis C and have been told recently that I should start taking the combination Interferon and Rib.. medication. I am scared to death because of the stories I hear about the side affects. I also have had extreme fatigue, and some...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
Dear Scared,It is perfectly appropriate to be scared about the medication. However, it sounds like you have severe symptoms now even without the medication. The side effects are not fun, but they are like a cold. You have probably worked with a cold... Read more »

hepatitis c

sexual side affects after hepatitis c treatment is done
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
Should not be any.Would have your physician check other laboratories to work up your libido. There may be an unrelated problem. Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Peregrine's Tarvacin Safe in First Hepatitis C Trial

...Pharmaceuticals Inc. said its drug candidate Tarvacin appeared "safe and well-tolerated" in an early-stage clinical trial of hepatitis C patients. The drug is designed to stimulate the body's immune defenses to kill hepatitis C virus particles... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Specific Adverse Effects of Antiretroviral Therapy Vary Depending on Race, Gender, Study Says

...For the study, Ellen Tedaldi of Temple University's School of Medicine and colleagues compared the frequency and types of adverse effects among 1,301 patients who were initiating antiretroviral therapy. The study included 701 black... Read more »
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

FDA Approves Stand-Alone Package of Rebetol (Ribavirin) for Combination Therapy with Intron A for the Treatment of Chronic Hepatitis C Infection

...capsules (ribavirin), an anti-viral drug for use with Intron A (interferon alfa-2b) for the treatment of patients with chronic hepatitis C infection. In 1998, FDA approved Rebetron combination therapy, a combination package containing Rebetol... Read more »
Brown Medical School

HCV 101: Hepatitis C Treatment: Combination Therapy

...Ribavirin (as unbundled Rebetol): $9.84 per 200 mg capsule 1,000 mg: $344.40/wk 1,200 mg: $413.28/wk Rebetron (ribavirin in combination therapy * ): 1,000 mg: $402.16/wk 1,200 mg: $444.38/wk Primary toxicity: hemolytic anemia 10%-21%... Read more »
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Hepatitis C

Posted by saylomoon, 1 Reply
...Hola amigos, como sabran tuve una posible exposicion con agujas mi pregunta, si alguien sabe, el periodo ventana para hepatitis C, hasta cuantos anos o meses se amplia, ya que en unas paginas lei que eran 6 meses y en otras son 3 anos. tengo... Read more »

Hepatitis C

Posted by capeac, 1 Reply
...no tengo de nuevo hora para la consulta y me gustara saber que sabeis sobre la fiabilidad de los resultados en el test de la Hepatitis C. ?Es cierto que cabe la posibilidad de un falso negativo -ojo estoy hablando de la Hepatitis C no del VIH-... Read more »

Periodo en caso de coinfeccion con la hepatitis c?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Alguien me podria decir si con 6 meses seria suficiente? Read more »

HEPATITIS C SUFFERERS PLEASE READ

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...If you or anyone you know is a Hepatitis C sufferer please call 888-527-7779 x14 We are conducting a telephone study and if you qualify you will receive an incentive for Read more »