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Hepatitis Pill

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Merck Says Hepatitis Pill Hampers HIV Drugs

Merck & Co.'s hepatitis C virus (HCV) treatment Victrelis (boceprevir) considerably lessens the effectiveness of some widely used HIV drugs, U.S. regulators and Merck recently announced. "These drug interactions may be clinically significant... Read more »
CDC National Prevention Information Network

Fight for Cheap Drugs Shifts From AIDS to New Hepatitis Pills

This article was reported by Fox News . Fox News reported that the recent approval of the hepatitis C virus (HCV) treatment Sovaldi would trigger an international battle for low-cost access, similar to earlier disputes over access to generic... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

U.S.: Do Not Mix Merck Hepatitis Pill With HIV Drugs

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said Thursday it is changing the label for Merck & Co.'s hepatitis C virus (HCV) treatment Victrelis following studies indicating it should not be taken with some common HIV drugs. "Co-administration [of... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Birth control pills with Hepatitis C(cronic)

I was tested positive for hepatitis C.There are no abnormalities of blood works and no other current noticeable effects.Should the use of birth control pills be prevented due to any affect on the liver or can they be used safely?Thanks....
Michael Fried, M.D.

Response from Michael Fried, M.D.

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Birth control pills may be used in the setting of chronic hepatitis C. Your risk of problems from them should be no greater than the average person. Discuss this further with your healthcare professional.... Read more »

Hepatitis B Treatment?

Which therapy is better? Shots or Pills?? Thank you...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
The answer is "it depends".If I have a patient with low level of virus and who is "HBeAg positive" then I favor interferon - particularly if they have genotype A infection.If I have a patient with "HBeAg negative"... Read more »

Risk from swallowing a pill dropped on dirty floor?

Dr. Frascino: What is the risk of any type of viral infection (HIV/Hepatitis) or other bacterial infection from swallowing a pill after it was dropped on a public bathroom floor that may have deposits of blood, urine, water, etc.? Thank you in...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,The risk would be so remote as to be essentially nonexistent.Dr. Bob... Read more »

interaction of Kaletra and Yasmin birth control pills

Dr. Pierone,I am Hiv positive with a CD4 count of 290 and undetectable viral load. I have been okay taking Kaletra and Truvada for one year until 3 months ago when i got a prescription for yasmin birth control pills and am awaiting my last shot for...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
Hello, and thanks for posting. There is a lot of misunderstanding about hepatitis in general. Hepatitis simply means liver inflammation. When the liver function tests increase, as yours have, something is producing inflammation of the liver. The... Read more »
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Hepatitis y HIV??

Posted by jsco, 2 Replies
Hola a todos alguien tiene informacion si la hepatitis B o C hace indetectable al virus del HIV y cuanto tiempo tarda en ser dectectable si lo tenes? es el unico analisis que no me he hecho. Gracias Read more »

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what is your favorite medicine ?

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PEP pills i didn't know the half of it.....

Posted by Benders, 3 Replies
Just got back from the clinic with my friend so he could get a course of PEP pills. He has to take 12 pills a day for the next 4 weeks with possible side effects ( sorry for all you guys out there who are on meds) he runs a pub and his job has long... Read more »