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Monitoring Rna For Hepatitis C Interferon Treatment

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Acute infection - C and HIV

Hi, recently diagnosed with acute Hep C. Very bad reaction to it, which the doctor says is good as it is more probable that I will clear the virus by myself. My CD4 is 900 and VL undetectable. How long before I know if I will clear it wthout...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...monitoring of your HCV RNA levels over about a 10 to 12 week period. If you don't clear the virus by then, I would treat your hepatitis C infection with pegylated interferon alfa 2a (Pegasys) and ribavirin therapy. I use combination therapy in... Read more »

Hepatitis C RNA, PCR, Qualitative question

Hi Doctor,Can you explain about the limit of detection of Hepatitis C RNA, PCR, Qualitative test?... Read more »

Hepatitis C, RNA, QUANT, PCR

I am a liver transplant that just finished 7 months of ribavirin and interferon. They did a... Read more »
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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 »
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Clinical Manual: Hepatitis C Treatment

... Therapy After Therapy References This document was designed to give providers practical information about anti-hepatitis C treatment. It includes links to other related electronic documents on this site, as well as the Patient... Read more »
Treatment Action Group

Guide to Hepatitis C for People Living With HIV

...later in the section, " Living With HCV/HIV Coinfection ." Deciding Whether to Treat HCV Deciding whether or not to treat hepatitis C is an individual and complex decision. Some people really need HCV treatment now. It may be a bridge until... Read more »
Gay Men's Health Crisis

Evolving Strategies to Attack Hepatitis C

...Prior to 1989, what we now characterize as hepatitis C was called either non-A, non-B or transfusion-associated hepatitis. Approximately 4 million Americans are currently infected 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

Posted by saylomoon, 1 Reply
...Hola amigos, como sabran tuve una posible exposicion con agujas mi pregunta, si alguien sabe, el periodo ventana para hepatitis C, hasta cuantos anos o meses se amplia, ya que en unas paginas lei que eran 6 meses y en otras son 3 anos. tengo... 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 »

Periodo en caso de coinfeccion con la hepatitis c?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Alguien me podria decir si con 6 meses seria suficiente? Read more »