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Interferon Hep C Treatment

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45 Time Jump in VL Hep C after Interferon Treatment

I have a friend who has just come off HEp C Treatment (Interferon) - came off in May 2008 after being on treatment for approximtaely 8 months. His VL for Hep C has jumped 45 times from 10 000 or something to around 450 000. Is this possible. Since...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...Yes, rebound viremia - an increase in viral counts after stopping interferon/ribavirin can certainly happen. This means that your friend had a treatment relapse. This is unfortunate.He or she can review Read more »

Alcohol, Hep C, and Interferon Treatment

My wife is 54 years old with Hep C. We have known for 7 years. Geno type 1a, viral count low, liver... Read more »

Do HIV/HepC coinfected people need longer treatment with Interferon/ribaveron?

Dear Barbara,I have had hiv for 13 years,hep c for 5.I am aged 43.Undetectable HIV viral load(on... Read more »
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AIDS Community Research Initiative of America

Interferon and Beyond: Treating HEP C

...bloodstream. Hemolytic anemia is most likely to occur during the first four weeks of therapy. Emerging Therapies for Chronic Hepatitis C Virus Infection and Estimated Date of Availability DRUG CLASS MECHANISM OF ACTION DATE ... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

High-Dose Interferon Effective in Patients Coinfected With Hepatitis C

...A researcher in Japan has found that interferon (IFN) treatment may be effective for both HIV and hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. Hideji Hanabusa, working at Ogikubo Hospital in Tokyo, assessed the efficacy of high-dose IFN therapy Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Drug Companies Developing Hepatitis C Medicines for People Who Do Not Respond to Interferon Therapy

...Association for the Study of Liver Diseases ' recent conference in Boston presented data on current and emerging treatments for hepatitis C virus, particularly those who do not respond to traditional treatment, Investor's Business Daily ... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Hepatitis C and HIV

... What Is Hepatitis C? How Is It Diagnosed? How Is Hep C Treated? Can Hep C Be Prevented? Hep C and HIV Together The Bottom Line Read more »
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hepatitis c - interferon tratamiento

Posted by Anonymous
...AL HOSPITAL POR TRANFUSIONES DE SANGRE SIETE VECES HASTA QUE SE ME FUE. QUERIA SABER SI ALGUIEN USO INTERFERON PARA TRATAR LA HEPATITIS C CON CUANTOS T-CELLS EMPEZO EL TRATAMIENTO Y LOS RESULTADOS QUE OBTUVO CON EL TRATAMIENTO. GRACIAS Read more »

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 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 Read more »

What else can I do?

Posted by Helpless, 3 Replies
...but she always seems to do the opposite. In the next couple of months she'll have a liver biopsy and will probably start the interferon treatment for the HepC. I personally don't think she is strong enough to handle the treatment, but it's not up... Read more »