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Hepatitis C Is Swelling Of Fingers Interferon Related

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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
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HIV & Hepatitis C

My cousin was diagonosed HIV & Hepatitis C. His age is 40 years. What medicine should he take. In Pakistan indian medicines are available
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...This is a complicated question and depends on many patient related factors. First, it is important to determine which infection is more advanced. We determine HIV stage through CD4 and HIV RNA Read more »

Benign symmetrical lipomatosis associated with hepatitis-c and interferon therapy

A couple of months after I started Interferon therapy for Hep-C I started developing painful nodules in my abdomen and along my ribs. My doctor stopped the Interferon for 8 weeks to see if they would go away. They didn't so he started me again. The...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
...I have not heard of this happening from interferon. I would contact the manufacturers and see if they have had any case reports. Don't know any treatment other than removal either. Read more »

Viral load testing in relation to Hepatitis C

My husband had the viral load testing as well as the regular HIV. HIV was negative, but the viral load was in the "thousands" the Dr. said. He has chronic/active hepatitis C for 14 yrs.Thanks
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
...I assume from your statements that your husband is HIV negative, but infected with hepatitis C virus (HCV). In addition to HIV viral load, we can also measure HCV viral load in the blood.MH Read more »

hepatitis C : sgpt 500

Dear Sir,I read a report on this page of dt. 11/5/2002 informing that he has got rid of hepatitis C.Sir,One of my close relative is suffering from Hepatitis C which has been detected recently. The SGPT count is around 500 .What treatment do you...
Michael Fried, M.D.

Response from Michael Fried, M.D.

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
...Hepatitis C is a treatable disease. Current therapies involve interferon and ribavirin. Depending on the type of hepatitis C, "cure" can Read more »
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AIDSinfo

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

...approved by the FDA on November 21, 1988, for the treatment of AIDS-related Kaposi's sarcoma and hepatitis infection, especially hepatitis C. These infections occur more commonly in patients with HIV. Dosage Form/Administration Interferons... Read more »
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 Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

High-Dose Interferon Effective in Patients Coinfected With Hepatitis C

...A researcher in Japan has found that interferon (IFN) treatment may be effective for both HIV and hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. Hideji Hanabusa, working at Ogikubo Hospital in Tokyo, assessed the efficacy of high-dose IFN therapy Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Drug Companies Developing Hepatitis C Medicines for People Who Do Not Respond to Interferon Therapy

...Association for the Study of Liver Diseases ' recent conference in Boston presented data on current and emerging treatments for hepatitis C virus, particularly those who do not respond to traditional treatment, Investor's Business Daily ... 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 »

hepatitis c - interferon tratamiento

Posted by Anonymous
...AL HOSPITAL POR TRANFUSIONES DE SANGRE SIETE VECES HASTA QUE SE ME FUE. QUERIA SABER SI ALGUIEN USO INTERFERON PARA TRATAR LA HEPATITIS C CON CUANTOS T-CELLS EMPEZO EL TRATAMIENTO Y LOS RESULTADOS QUE OBTUVO CON EL TRATAMIENTO. GRACIAS 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 »

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 »