Advertisement

The Body: The Complete HIV/AIDS Resource
Follow Us Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Download Our App
Professionals >> Visit The Body PROThe Body en Espanol

Interferon Treatment For Hiv

Here's a taste of what TheBody.com has to offer on this topic:
Ask the Experts

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 I started...
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 and hiv

i am 21 years old ihave hiv since 7 monthes iam not on medication.my viral load in 1/12/2008 not... Read more »

interferon and cd4%

iam hiv since 2008. my v.l not detected. my cd4 was 915. sothat iam not on med.my cd4 drobed... Read more »
Articles
AIDSinfo

An Overview of Interferon Alfa-2 (Roferon-A, Intron A)

... in-ter-FEER-on Brand Name: Roferon-A (2a), Intron A (2b) Other Name(s): IFN, Interferón a-2, Recombinant interferon alfa-2a, Recombinant interferon alfa-2b, Recombinant interferon alpha-2a, Recombinant interferon alpha-2b Drug Class: ... Read more »
HIV i-Base

Hepatitis C Treatment and Management

...be treated first? When should hepatitis C be treated first? Hepatitis C treatment and CD4 cell count HIV treatment concerns in people with coinfection Drug interactions between hepatitis C treatment and HIV... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Hepatitis C and HIV

...coinfected people. Cure rates are about 20% with type 1 and 50-70% with types 2 or 3. If someone meets the guidelines for HIV treatment their HIV should be treated first. Leaving HIV untreated for 6 to 12 months could have serious... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

HIV and Hepatitis C Co-Infection

...If you or your partner arepregnant or want to have a baby, talk to yourdoctor first. Do Hep C treatments have anyeffect on HIV treatments? They can. Tell your doctor about all the medicationsyou are taking so that he or she can be sure that... Read more »
Connect With Others

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
...175,IN JANUARY I HAVE 400. I DID A BIOPSY IN MY LIVER IT SHOWS THAT IM IN STAGE 2 WHICH IS NOT GOOD. I ALSO HAVE P.M.L AND I USED INTERFERON AND GAVE ME ANEMIA, I RAN TO THE HOSPITAL 7 TIMES FOR BLOOD TRANFUSIONS. SO IM NOT SURE ABOUT INTERFERON.... 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 Read more »

T-cells dropping and Interferon

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...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.. he had it... Read more »