How Much Does Pegasys Cost

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Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

HIV and Hepatitis C Co-Infection

...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 the drugs areworking. If the level of Hep C virus in your blood hasnot fallen...
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Pegasys Availability

At this point, when do you think Pegasys will become available?? I hear the end of 2002, is this true?
Maribel Rodriguez-Torres, M.D.

Response from Maribel Rodriguez-Torres, M.D.

Fundacion Gatroenterologia De Diego
...better from anything we have available now.We need other alternatives for the patients,that may be more reasonable in terms of cost,and more important,efficacy and safety.Hold on ,only a few months more.I understand that contrary to recent... Read more »

Treatment Cost

My dr is going to put me on Peg-combo treatment if the insurance company will accept the cost. How much is the monthly cost of this treatment. I am not sure the dose. Thanks
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
...Regardless of the dose, the cost is about $24,000 per year. Virtually all insurance companies pay for it but the co pays vary. If you have trouble with your insurance Read more »

Viral Load & Biopsy re: Treatment

Hi Maribel, You've probably received a hundred questions like this, but you give such great explanations that can be easily understood!! I'm in the process of changing GI doctors and would like some clarification in the meantime, so hopefully you...
Maribel Rodriguez-Torres, M.D.

Response from Maribel Rodriguez-Torres, M.D.

Fundacion Gatroenterologia De Diego
...patients with genotype 2 ,will respond similarly to Rebetron as to Peg Intron -RBV.The side effects of the Peg are more ,and the cost is almost doubled.Data on Pegasys is 85% in combo with RBV ,but the main benefit may be the less side... Read more »

HepC Geno 2b has good chance of being cured?

Hello. I have chronic hepatitis C. I have probably had it for many years. My genotype is 2b, ALT 53, Virus load around 990,000. I am 19 year old male and my liver is functioning at normal and my ultra sound is normal. Here is the story, my...
Maribel Rodriguez-Torres, M.D.

Response from Maribel Rodriguez-Torres, M.D.

Fundacion Gatroenterologia De Diego FDA ,showed no differences in responses between this two combinations,in your group.On the other hand, Peg Intron is more costly, and has more side effects.You may opt to wait a while (you have no rush at all!!),and consider the other Peg... Read more »
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Pick a Card, Pick a Plan

... Photo: PA IMAGERY With the ongoing economic crisis, plus the large number of people who are unemployed, and the mounting costs associated with health care, patient assistance and drug co-pay programs may be a way to offer much-needed... Read more »
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HIV Clinical Trials FAQ

...Trial? Can Anyone Join a Clinical Trial? What Are Inclusion and Exclusion Criteria? What Is Informed Consent? Does it Cost Anything to Join a Clinical Trial? What Is a Placebo? Are All Clinical Trials Sponsored by the... Read more »
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Body Composition Tests

...also be a sign of health problems (see Fact Sheet 519 ). There are pluses and minuses for each method. Some have to do with cost. Also, a trained technician can often make a big difference in measurements. Try to use the same technique and... Read more »
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HIV/AIDS and Lipodystrophy Treatments Part II: Treatments for Fat Loss

...product that has a long history of use inreconstructive surgery. It requires three to six sessions and a touch-up everyyear. It costs approximately $1,500 per office visit. The manufacturer has apatient assistance program (go to... Read more »
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Cost of Atripla

Posted by kaoticv, 1 Reply, which unfortunately pays only $1500 maximum per policy year for outpatient drugs. I have come to understand that Atripla costs close to $1500 per MONTH. Both our salaries are under $25,000. Anyone have any ideas? PS We live in... Read more »

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cost of hiv

Posted by hopefulone, 8 Replies
...curious...what is the cost of hiv in terms of medical treatment...i am not currently on medicine and am curious what the disease costs some of you guys 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 »