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Interferon And B12 For Hep C

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National Association of People With AIDS

Hep-C Treatment Without Interferon Comes Closer

Many of us who live with HIV are alive today in part because we received effective treatment to clear our hepatitis C (HCV) co-infections. Interferon-boosted Ribavirin was a lifesaver, but the interferon side effects could be rugged. MedPage Today... Read more »
HIV i-Base

Personal Accounts

Add your story Personal stories in this guide Contributors People with direct experience of HIV and hepatitis coinfection, have written much of this guide. Their storie are included here, and cover dealing with a second diagnosis,... Read more »

My Fight for a Hepatitis C Cure

Lynda Dee I thought I had dodged a bullet. I had stopped using heroin intravenously in the early '70s and tested HIV negative. My husband wasn't so lucky -- he died of complications from AIDS in 1987, two years after our son died from SIDS. I... Read more »
Ask the Experts

alcohol and hepc

I recently went through interferon treatment after six months was non detected. I drank some alcohol after 2 months went back for blood test. I came back detected hepc was it a false positive or did alcohol bring it back?...
Lynn E. Taylor, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Lynn E. Taylor, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Brown University
It sounds as though you relapsed after the hepatitis C treatment. This can happen and means the infection is still there. Re-treatment in the future is something to discuss with your doctor. This happens even with the best medications for hepatitis... Read more »

hepc & iron

Dear Dr. BarbaraI have completed my hepc treatment of pegylated interferon ,Ribavirin for one year in Dec. last & viral load result was less than 100.Can i take iron supplements.I heard that iron supplements are not good for liver with hcv.Pl....
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
I would discuss this further with your physician who will know how much liver disease was on your biopsy in the first place. Over time your liver will become healthier since you have eradicated the virus.... Read more »


Tengo 54 aos y hace 1 ao que me diagnosticaron con HepC, empese el Rivabirin un mes antes de Interferon por razon monetaria. La verdad es que nunca me he sentido mal, ni tengo amarillento dolor, el conteo viral esta en los 2 millones. Cuando...
Jorge Santana Bagur, M.D.

Response from Jorge Santana Bagur, M.D.

Universidad de Puerto Rico
Estimado Amigo:Comprendo su racional y aunque parcialmente cierto me parece que esta tomando por sentado que su infeccion de Hep. C fue adquirida hace poco tiempo. Si esto es asi, entonces puede aplicar el racional, no obstante si su infcecion fue... Read more »

Hep-C non-responder options

Hi, do you think interferon mono or combo (w/Ribavirin)maintenance is a viable option for genotype 1a non-responders? My virus count was down to 4-digits while on treatment and my liver tests were almost normal. Now since I stopped all treatment, my...
Michael Fried, M.D.

Response from Michael Fried, M.D.

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Maintenance therapy can be considered for those who have evidence of aggressive disease on liver biopsy, such as stage 3 or 4 fibrosis (cirrhosis). BUT, it must be remembered that there are no data that has proven that maintenance therapy will... Read more »
Connect With Others

I have a co-infection;HIV, and HEP-C.

Posted by stevepalma, 1 Reply
I found out that i had this co-infection(hiv,hep-c) in 2002.My doctor says that it is very hard to treat,however with sticking to my meds;this includes hiv meds, and interferon,i now have the hep-c under control after 30 weeks of a 48 week... Read more »

Interferon Roferon Peginterfeon Side Effects

Posted by Claude, 1 Reply
Hi guys,

Did any of you go through bilogical treatment with any kind of Interferons. If you did could you please tell me more about your dosage and side effects?

I am currently on INTRON A and it's a living hell. I don't know what to do anymore.... Read more »

T-cells dropping and Interferon

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
HI, my son's father is HIV+ and has HEPc also.. his viral count is undecectable and t-cell count has always been around 400+..he started interferon for the hepc about 4 weeks ago. 2 weeks ago he had blood drawn and his T cell count was under 300..... Read more »

What else can I do?

Posted by Helpless, 3 Replies
Hello Everyone
I need some help/suggestions. A woman I've know for the past 10 years is preparing herself for a battle. She was diagnosed HIV+/ HepC in 1986. We meet and dated for a couple of years, now were just very close friends. We're actually... Read more »