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How Long Does Pegasys Stay In Your Body

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HIV and Hepatitis C Co-Infection

...immune system and otherfactors. Together you will decide if treatment forHep C is right for you at this time. In co-infection, Hep C treatment is a combination oftwo antiviral drugs: ribavirin (Pegetron capsules orCopegus) and a long-lasting form of interferoncalled pegylated interferon (Pegetron or Pegasys).Both are taken for about one year. Once you starttaking these medications, your doctor will monitoryour blood regularly to see whether...
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Long term effects of therapy for HIV

Recently my husband went to the ER for kidney stones (none were found) and after tests, he was admitted for pancreatitis. The following morning, our HIV specialist saw that my husband had been admitted and after reviewing the report discharged him....
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
...of HIV disease. Also, there is no condition of chronic progressive enlargement of the intra-abdominal organs as a result of long-term HIV infection, so you do not need to worry about this. Read more »

How long HIV virus survive in a Dead Human body

QUESTION #1: Respected Sir, I want to know, How long HIV virus survive in a dead human body as soon as a person dies. How to handle the dead body which is infected with HIV? How to wrap? What sort of precaution should be taken in this regard? ...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...body is dead, the more difficult it is for HIV to survive. Refrigeration slows down this process. Once the virus leaves the human body, it dies within minutes, since the virus is immediately going into an environment in which it cannot survive.... Read more »
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...Your question has been answered in detail at: http://www.thebody.com/Forums/AIDS/SafeSex/Archive/TransmissionNon/Q8708.qna.RMK Read more »

Saving Sperm before Treatment??

My husband was diagnosed a year ago with HEPC and he is 37 years old. We have one child who is 2 and we were thinking of having another one soon. We were waiting for Pegasys to come out, but our Dr. suggested with the scarring that he has, we...
Maribel Rodriguez-Torres, M.D.

Response from Maribel Rodriguez-Torres, M.D.

Fundacion Gatroenterologia De Diego
...be safe to use his sperm.You need to consider that the treatment may last more than 1 year;18months.tThis will mean waiting a longer period,if you want to use the sperm after.You may even change your mind about another child!!!3)IT will be safe... Read more »
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Body Shape Changes (Lipodystrophy)

...stavudine (d4T), retrovir (AZT) or efavirenz (Sustiva,) talk to your doctor about changing medications. However, it can take a long time to reverse changes in body shape. Implants or injections are the only way to deal with sunken cheeks. These... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Body Composition Tests

... What Are Body Composition Tests? Anthropometry Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis (BIA) Body Mass Index (BMI) Computerized Tomography Read more »
The Well Project

Lipodystrophy, Body Changes and HIV/AIDS

...lactic acid in your blood (lactic acidosis) Metabolic changes cannot be seen without lab tests, but can cause seriouslong-term health problems. Increased levels of cholesterol and triglycerides can put you at a higherrisk of... Read more »
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Hot Topics at The Body's "Ask the Experts" Forums, February 1, 2010

...T-cell count is a little over 300 and my viral load is 4,000. I was on Truvada (tenofovir/FTC) and Viramune (nevirapine) for a long time -- until my kidneys started to fail. My doctor prescribed Isentress (raltegravir), Reyataz (atazanavir) and... Read more »
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outside the body

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Ok so experts please tell me how long HIV can last outside the body in a bodilyfluid or blood ? and is easy transferrable if outside the body at say 2-3 hours ? Read more »

Pegasys for HBV

Posted by shannon, 2 Replies
...Hey ya'll! My friend, David, is going to start Pegasys to treat his Hep B this week. I have read some scary stuff about the side effects. has anyone got any experience to share or Read more »