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Hepatitis C Medications

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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 »

Hep c

Do you know of any information on Prof. Gowans world first Hep c trials? I am considering going in... Read more »

hepatitis b

my husband was send to the hospital for liver biopsy his doctor said his hepatitis b virus copies... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Department of Veterans Affairs' Hepatitis C Web Site Aimed at Veterans, Medical Practitioners

A comprehensive Web site on hepatitis C, www.hepatitis.va.gov , was launched in February through a collaboration between the Department of Veterans Affairs and University of California-San Francisco's Center for HIV Information. "This Web site will... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Black Patients Fare Well on Vertex Hepatitis C Drug

In a Phase III study, Vertex Pharmaceutical Inc.'s experimental hepatitis C drug telaprevir boosted sustained viral response rates among black patients, suggest data presented to the 61st annual meeting of the American Association for the Study of... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Vertex Pharma's Hepatitis C Drug Gets Priority Review

Cambridge, Mass.-based Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc. reports its experimental hepatitis C drug telaprevir has been granted priority review status from regulators in both the United States and Canada. Vertex, which in November asked the US Food and... Read more »
HIV i-Base

Research Into New Hepatitis C Drugs

...PDF file here NATAP Reports relating to new HCV treatment are also regularly on the NATAP website: www.natap.org Hepatitis C drugs indevelopment An ongoing detailed list of HCV drugs in development is also posted to the HCVadvocate... Read more »
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I tested HIV- at 3.5 months post 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... Read more »

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Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
you can have a delayed seroconversion if you are coinfected with hiv and hep c i have spoke with so many doctors and hospitals they said you need to test at 9months and 12 months Read more »