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Interferon Side Effects And Hepatitis C

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Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

HIV and Hepatitis C Co-Infection

... Are you HIV positive and newly diagnosed with hepatitis C (Hep C)?Do you have one virus and think youmight be infected with the other? If so, this brochure answers somebasic questions about living withboth HIV and Hep C. What is HIV and Hep Cco-infection? When people have HIV and
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Hepatitis C Treatment Side Effects Heat Ears

Currently on Ribiviran and Interferon for HepC. Have hot spot on my leg. Is this a side effect, what is it from? Problems hearing clearly, a side effect? Solutions?
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
A hot spot on your leg could be related to an injection site reaction. If you did not inject here before, I would contact your doctor to be seen for a possible "cellulitis" - a skin infection. Read more »

Mental Side effects of Hepatitis C treatment

Please could you give me information relating to the mental deterioration I have been warned to expect during the 6-month treatment of Hep. C genotype 2, due to start this November.
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...Interferon can cause headaches, irritability, depression, and decreased concentration among other symptoms. You will want to be able to Read more »

interferons

My hep c is quite advanced but my liver is in very good condition. The doctor does not want to start interferon inj. because of side effect. What can I do to prevent liver damage
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...The main issue is to stay away from alcohol. Alcohol and hepatitis C are a synergistic combination - they cause more damage together.I would also use caution in any medications you may be taking Read more »

Peg interferon and side effects?

It has been estimated that my husband has had Hepatitis C for thirty-plus years... it having been categorized as non-A, non-B for years. His liver enzymes have been stable at a mild elevation for a long time, but jumped up last fall for awhile and...
John A. Bartlett, M.D.

Response from John A. Bartlett, M.D.

Duke University Medical Center
...Unfortunately there is relatively little information about pegylated interferon for the treatment of hepatitis C in HIV-infected persons. In non-HIV infected persons, the side effects of interferon are greatly decreased by the pegylated Read more »
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An Overview of Interferon Alfa-2 (Roferon-A, Intron A)

...approved by the FDA on November 21, 1988, for the treatment of AIDS-related Kaposi's sarcoma and hepatitis infection, especially hepatitis C. These infections occur more commonly in patients with HIV. Dosage Form/Administration Interferons... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

FAQs for the Public: Hepatitis C

... Overview What is hepatitis? What is the difference between hepatitis A, hepatitis B, and hepatitis C? What is hepatitis C? Statistics How common is acute hepatitis C in the United States? How common is chronic Read more »
HIV i-Base

Hepatitis C Treatment and Management

... Hepatitis C treatment: how, why, when Who needs treatment? How is hepatitis C treated? What is pegylated interferon? How long 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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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 »

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 »

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 »

Infectious or Intoxication Diseases?

Posted by Anonymous
...AIDS, Hepatitis C, BSE: Infectious or Intoxication Diseases? Claus Khnlein, Germany English translation and English edit by Jrgen Faas, Kathy Read more »