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How To Treat Hepatitis When You Have Hiv

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why is hepatitis must better treated than Hiv?

Dr. Young,I was wondering how some people can be cured when getting treatment for hep c and hep b when hiv cant be cured? Could you explain to me why this is?Andre
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
...Andre- thanks for your questions.Long story short, two different viruses (HBV, HCV), two different treatments and prognosis (for long-term suppresion or "cure"). HBV is like a retrovirus (similar to HIV), and incorporates its genes Read more »

hepatitis b

my husband was send to the hospital for liver biopsy his doctor said his hepatitis b virus copies... Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Roche Files Application to Market Drug Combination to Treat HIV, Hepatitis C Co-Infected Patients

...has filed an application with FDA to market a drug combination therapy to treat patients co-infected with HIV and chronic hepatitis C, the AP/ Springfield News Sun reports. FDA granted the company fast-track status for its application to... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

FDA Grants Roche Priority Review Status for Drug Combination to Treat HIV, Hepatitis C Co-Infected Patients

...had granted it priority review status for a drug combination therapy used to treat patients co-infected with HIV and chronic hepatitis C, Reuters reports. The hepatitis C drugs Pegasys and Copegus will be reviewed within six months, compared... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Chinese Scientists Begin Human Trial of Chemical Compound to Treat HIV, Hepatitis B

... Scientists in China have begun human trials of a chemical compound designed to treat HIV/AIDS and hepatitis B, China Daily reports. The compound, 1,5-DCQA, is extracted from a Chinese herb called Inula britannic , and initial research Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

New Drug Combination More Effective at Treating People Co-Infected With HIV, Hepatitis C, NEJM Studies Say

...combination that includes a chemically modified form of interferon known as peginterferon is much more effective in treating hepatitis C in patients co-infected with HIV than the standard hepatitis C treatment, according to two studies published... Read more »
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Interferon and Hiv

Posted by ethan_hines, 2 Replies
...Why doesn't pegylated Interferon work the same way with Hiv as it does with HVB/C?. Isn't Interferon very important in fighting RNA virus infections which Hiv is one of? How does Hiv get 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 »

Vasculitis and HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...Does anyone know about vasculitis and HIV? Read more »

Worried about Co-infection...please help

Posted by Anonymous
...I was diagnosed two months ago with HIV. My intial test results indicated that I had hepatitis C in the past but that I had apparently gotten over it. On my last doctor visit he told me that I definitely had hepatitis C Read more »