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Long Term Side Effects Of Peg-intron

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Side Effects of HIV Drugs

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Urgent request-Maintenance therapy post treatment for Hep C

Dr. Dieterich, I am nearing completion of 18 months therapy with pegasys and copegus for treatment of HCV genotype 1A. this is my third course of therapy in 5 years. initial pretreatment liver biopsy showed very minimal indication of disease and...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
I think I recognize this question! Same answer as in my office! The data is really good for maintenance peg interferon. Some of the data was presented again at the European Liver meeting last month in Paris. It is usually only used in people with... Read more »

PLEASE HELP

Dr. bob you're the only one who seems to answer these questions, now i know you mostly answer questions about hiv but could you PLEASE take the time to answer this question about hepatitis c. do you know if the window period for hep c is the same as...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...majority of folks will have detectable levels in their blood by three months.As for sexual transmission of hepatitis C, it's considered uncommon. For monogamous hepatitis C magnetic couples, the transmission risk is quoted as one to two percent... Read more »

Please help my daughter

fine some peace. I have asked this on the Hep C forum but got no answers.She is 29 weeks pregnant. She has been treated in the emergency room for Anxiety over this question. Her boyfriend is Hep C+. They had unprotected sex in June. She is now...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...majority of folks will have detectable levels in their blood by three months. As for sexual transmission of hepatitis C, it's considered uncommon. For monogamous hepatitis C magnetic couples, the transmission risk is quoted as one to two percent... Read more »

what to do????????

My husband has been told that he may infact have hepititas c..We have been married 3 yrs now. I have 2 small children from my prior marrage that live in the same house with us. My concern is for me and my children not to be infected with this virus....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello Sissy,You'd consider divorcing your hubby because he was told "he may have hepatitis C????" Hmmm . . . did you happen to conveniently forget about Read more »
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...some people, deciding whether to start HCVtreatment is an easy decision. For most, it isn't. Thereare a lot of factors to be considered. "I didn't care about the liver disease, but I neededto be not infectious. I had all the side effectsduring... Read more »
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Viral Hepatitis

...process. Scientists have successfully pegylated other medications that are currently in use, thus the process is safe and free of side effects. There are several ways of pegylating the interferon molecules and changes in the size and shape of the... Read more »
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psychological effects with long-term survivor

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...like a nightmare that I can't wake up from. For now, I am feeling hopeful again that I can continue to live and the fear is subsiding somewhat. Has anyone else ever been as morbid as this or am I just a misfit. Read more »

Long-term HIV and Aids survivors' health worrying

Posted by ScotCharles
...pharmaceutical companies has undermined such research. The studies are designed to measure safety and efficacy but not long-term side effects of drugs. The lack of research also limits a patient's care, the Times reports."Aids is a very serious... Read more »

Encouragement from a long term survivor

Posted by ScotCharles, 6 Replies
...still a vigourous twenty year old with a seeming eternity of life before me. Nevetheless, I offer these simple guidelines for long term survival with HIV -- @ Have your blood and liver tested every three months @ Work with your doctor as a... Read more »

Long term survivor

Posted by DAF, 4 Replies
I am aperson living with AIDS, I have srvived three opertunistic infections. I have known about my status for 22 years and in retrospect I was one of the early cases to be infected,. In the time period from 1978 to 1981. My qyestion is are there... Read more »