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How Can I Treat HCV

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TREAT HCV or HIV????

I'm confused by my doctor's stance on HCV treatment. I have been HIV positive for twelve years, but maintain, without antiretrovirals, a viral load of around 20,000 and a CD4 count of over 600. My HCV viral load is two million. He refuses to...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
...perfectly rational to me. The interferon and ribavirin actually have some HIV effect, so there is nothing lost in terms of HIV treatment. I would also like to see your biopsy report, but there is no reason that you have to treat HIV first. Good... Read more »

Doctor Not Treating HCV, only HIV

My husband is HIV, Hep C pos and has had Hep B but cleared his system. His HIV doc is not pursuing... Read more »

Doctor Not Treating HCV, only HIV

My husband is HIV, Hep C pos and has had Hep B but cleared his system. His HIV doc is not pursuing... Read more »
Articles
Brown Medical School

Spotlight: HCV -- To Treat or Not to Treat? That Is the Question ...

...Physician/Patient Responsibility References Introduction The difficult question of if and when to treat those infected with hepatitis C virus (HCV) can be evaluated from a myriad of perspectives, including public health concerns,... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

European Medicines Agency Approves Roche's Hepatitis C Drug Pegasys to Treat Patients Co-Infected With HCV, HIV

...European Medicines Agency on Thursday approved Roche 's hepatitis C drug Pegasys for the treatment of patients co-infected with HCV and HIV, Reuters reports. EMEA also voiced its support for the treatment of HIV/HCV co-infected people with a... Read more »
Project Inform

Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) & HIV

...Several workshops discussed HIV and Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection in women (HIV/HCV co-infection). In most people, HCV infection becomes chronic (ongoing). Over long periods of time, Read more »
Treatment Action Group

The Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) Treatment Pipeline

...and HIV/HCV Prevalence Almost 129 million people -- an estimated 2% of the world's population -- have been infected with the hepatitis C virus (HCV) (Global Burden of Hepatitis C Working Group 2004; United States Census Bureau 2005).... Read more »
Connect With Others

HIV and HEP-C co-infection

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
i know this might sound like a stupid question but is it possible to pick up both HIV and HEP-C from one unprotected, penis/vaginal sexual encounter ? and if so, can this cause problems with an HIV test at 3 months ? co-infection ? thanks regards... Read more »

Friends of the HIV and HCV Communities

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Friends of the HIV and HCV Communities: In preface I want you to understand how fortunate I feel to live in the United States under the care of excellent Read more »

Anyone out there coinfected w/ HIV/HCV?

Posted by AMERIBOI2003, 3 Replies
...New to this site and I would like to talk to anyone who may be coinfected w/ HIV/HCV. Anyone who has gone through treatment for HCV. Can answers some questions that I have to help me weigh all of my considerations Read more »

Hepatitis C

Posted by hopefulindy, 1 Reply
...Right? My own doc is telling me not so fast. He says that I need six months. Reason being the on going symptoms that have been treated and not going away and he says that if infected with both Hep C and HIV at the same time this would delay... Read more »