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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 around its defence? 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 »

Interferon Roferon Peginterfeon Side Effects

Posted by Claude, 2 Replies
Hi,

I am doing a research on side effects of Interferon.

I went through the 1 year therapy with INTRON A, with a really high dose. 30 MIU 5 days a week for 4 weeks and 18 MIU 3 days a week for 48 weeks.

I really had some bad side effects like... Read more »

hepatitis c - interferon tratamiento

Posted by Anonymous
HOLA NESESITO HACER ALGO POR MI HIGADO, MI DOCTOR ME SUGERIO TRATAR CON INTERFERON. EL PROBLEMA ES QUE MIS DEFENSAS SUBEN Y BAJAN Y COMO LEI INTERFERON TIENE MUCHOS SIDES EFFECTS. TAMBIEN HACE TRES ANOS ME ENFERME Y ME DIO P.M.L USE INTEFERON TODOS... Read more »

SEEKING PEOPLE WHO USED INTERFERON FOR HEPATIS C

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
HELLO ! MY LIVER DOCTOR WANTS ME TO USED INTEFERON FOR THE HEPATITIS C, BUT THE PROBLEM I HAVE IS THAT MY T-CELLS GO UP AND DOWN. MY T-CELLS ARE 325 NOW BUT THE LAST MONTH WERE 221 AND THE MONTH BEFORE WERE 175,IN JANUARY I HAVE 400. I DID A BIOPSY... Read more »
Ask the Experts

interferon and hiv

befor i took interferon my cd4 was 915 and after 4 months from begining interferon cd4 now 436 cd8 424 cd3 860why that habend and what it mean and what should i do now .thank you...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
Whenever I treat my HIV/HCV coinfected patients I always tell them the same thing:I will not be paying attention to the CD4 count - only the CD4 percentage.The reason for this is that interferon reliably causes many different cell lines to fall -... Read more »

interferon & hiv

ater 6 monthes for starting big interferon 100 mg for virus c & b . my p.c.r now zero (negative ) for both. iam taking also ribavirin 400 twise daiely and also zefix.but my cd4 drob in 6 monthes from 915 to 436 (35%)and now 213(28%)iam not in...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
The interferon is likely affecting your CD4 counts. Once you stop, you should see an increase. You do not want to stop the HIV meds. Unlike hepatitis virus treatment, HIV treatment must be continued indefinitely.... Read more »

Interferon and HIV Infection

Dear Specialists!I was on interferon+rivaverin treatment from hep c for 6 monthes (May2008-November2008). In July 2008 I had unprotected sex with my ex-girlfriend, who knows about my status. Later I started to think that she has got HIV. I have done...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
For HIV testing questions, please refer to the HIV forum.However, from the standpoint of interferon - yes it does have some modest activity against HIV but I would not consider its effect as "protective" against transmitting or acquiring... Read more »

interferon and hiv

i am 21 years old ihave hiv since 7 monthes iam not on medication.my viral load in 1/12/2008 not detected but my cd4 was 915 and now 436 (35%)because i tam on interferon and ribavirin and also zefix since 6 monthes.my question if my cd4 stil law and...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
Interferon reliably causes CD4 cells to drop but the CD4 percentage stays the same or increases. If this is the case with you, I would not be concerned. The only issue I am concerned about clinically are candida infections - eg, thrush of the mouth.... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Interferon-Based Therapy Benefited HCV/HIV Coinfected Patients Despite Viral Relapse

Results of a study of patients with hepatitis C virus (HCV)/HIV coinfection indicated that therapy with interferon and ribavirin provided clinical benefit even in those who relapsed after treatment. The researchers evaluated 1,599 patients from the... Read more »
HIV i-Base

HIV/HCV Coinfection: Early Glimpses of an Interferon-Free Future and EuroSIDA Incidence Data

Amongst the most exciting advances in Glasgow related to preliminary results from early studies of interferon (IFN)-free studies that had just been presented at the 63rd AASLD liver disease conference in the U.S. For more details, see the detailed... Read more »
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 »
Project Inform

CROI 2012: HIV/HCV Coinfected People See Improved HCV Cure Rates With Victrelis

Results from a small study of 100 co-infected people treated with Victrelis + pegylated interferon + ribavirin showed that 61% had undetectable viral loads at 12 weeks after stopping their hepatitis C treatment. All study participants were given... Read more »