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Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

HIV and Hepatitis C Co-Infection

...out the CATIE Fact Sheet on Hepatitis C. What You Need to Know If you have HIV, you should consider getting ahepatitis C test because effective managementof both viruses improves your chances ofprotecting your health. Hepatitis C treatment can affect your HIVtreatment. You and your doctor will decideon the best way to manage both infections. Hepatitis C treatment involves daily pills plusweekly injections. Your doctor can give...
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anemia

I AM ON PEGASYS FOR HEP-C AND HAVE BECOME ANEMIC I HAVE SHORTNESS OF BREATH AND I FEEL VERY WEAK ALL THE TIME I HAVE WEIGHT LOSS I AM ON IRON I ALSO HAVE HIV DO YOU THINK I SHOULD STAY ON PEGASYS I HAVE ANOTHER 5 MONTHS TO GO ON THE PEGASYS
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...information, I can't say if this is your problem or not; however, since peg-interferon plus ribavirin is currently the best treatment for hepatitis C, I wanted to make sure you were aware of this potential complication. Aggressively treating the... Read more »

Hiv & Hepatitis c

I have been hiv for eighteen years and never taken meds, my T-cells are 483 and my virual load is 2000.I'm also hepatitis c. I was on treatment for hepatitis c two years ago , taking interferon and ribavirin for a whole year and relapes a month...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
Thank you for your question. There are no black and white answers for this. Several people may give different answers. This is mine:1. I would base my decision about whether you should be treated again based on your liver biopsy. If you have severe... Read more »

Hiv and Hep C Life Expectancy

Dear Dr. I was 1240 cd4 for 12 years with a viral load of 40,000 with hep c genotype 4 and liver biopsy showed no damage 10 years ago. Last year, my system crashed to cd4 141 and vl 40,000 and was put on hiv haart. I tried pegsys with ribaviron and...
Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Response from Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital
...Hi GaryGlad you are doing so well on your HIV meds. There are several different types of new HEpatitis C treatments in development at present....see details at http://www.thebody.com/index/treat/hepatit_c.htmlNew treatment will likely need Read more »

Rehabilitation after hepatitis c treatment

what are the medications I have to take after finishing pegasys-ribaverin treatment for 48 weeks and the lab. tests shows negative (pcr test),I mean as a rehabilitation after treatment?
Eric Daar, M.D.

Response from Eric Daar, M.D.

UCLA School of Medicine
The fact that you are undetectable at the end of treatment is great news and hopefully you will remain so when tested 6 months after having stopped therapy which would suggest a very high likelihood that you are cured of your HCV infection.There... 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 is hepatitis Read more »
The Body

This Month in HIV: Update on Hepatitis C/HIV Coinfection

...had to make some very serious changes on that very quickly. I had to knock that off. So, Greg. Tell me about starting the treatment for hepatitis C. Talk me through that process of you deciding to start the treatment. Then, if you can talk to... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Hepatitis: Overview

...Centers for Disease Control at www.cdc.gov/STD/treatment/2006/hepatitis-b.htm . Fact Sheet 507 has more information on drug treatments for hepatitis C. Several drugs are being developed to treat HCV. Other Types of Hepatitis Hepatitis... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Hepatitis C-Related Deaths Expected to Triple Over Next 10 Years; New Treatments Years From Approval

...without treatment, according to the CDC. There is no vaccine to prevent hepatitis C. Treatment Outlook Although drug treatments for hepatitis C have improved greatly since an effective test was developed in 1992, current treatments are... Read more »
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Director of Treatment & Prevention Advocacy

Posted by Robert1
...Leads Project Inform sponsored think tank style meetings to advance research and advocacy in the areas of HIV/AIDS treatment, hepatitis C treatment and biomedical HIV prevention Represents Project Inform to the press, community groups and other... Read more »

Im new and want friends!=)

Posted by chula93, 1 Reply
hey! i am new here. I have had HIV all my life. i was born with it. Anyway, i thought it would be nice to talk to other people. Dame un mesaje si tu quieres=) Read more »

Hepatitis C

Posted by hopefulindy, 1 Reply
I tested HIV- at 3.5 months post possible exposure. I have on going health issues and no answers. I am waiting on blood work to see if I have been exposed to Hep C. If someone is infected with Hep c and HIV at the same time would that slow the... Read more »

delayed seroconversion

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
you can have a delayed seroconversion if you are coinfected with hiv and hep c i have spoke with so many doctors and hospitals they said you need to test at 9months and 12 months Read more »