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Interferon Treatment For Hiv

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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 meds)and cd4 of 660 when I started peg interferon/ribaveron 11 weeks ago.Now about 400.My hep c viral load was "high"(dont recall figure)when...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
There is little data on whether a shorter course of therapy may be adequate in HIV-seropositive patients with genotype 2 or 3 infection. Relapse has been reported after six months of treatment, particularly in those with high baseline HCV RNA... Read more »

Interferon Treatment

Dear Dr. Dieterich:Thank you in advance for your help. I am infected with HEPC (as well as A and... Read more »

failed interferon treatment now what

Dear Dr. Dietrichi am a hiv/hcv co infected 41 years old female. i have been on pegasys once a weed... Read more »
Articles
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 »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Initiation of Methamphetamine Abuse During Interferon Treatment

Interferon therapy for chronic infection with hepatitis B or C virus produces clinical depression in up to one-half of patients treated, the authors wrote. In former injection drug users, the adverse effects of interferon may lead to relapse,... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Interferon and Ribavirin

A Standard Treatment for Hepatitis C Interferon (IFN) What Is Interferon (IFN)? How Is Interferon Used? What Are the Side Effects? Ribavirin (RBV) What Is Ribavirin (RBV)? How Is Ribavirin Used? What Are the Side Effects? ... Read more »
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 »
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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 »

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 »