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Pegasys And Aids

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Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

HIV and Hepatitis C Co-Infection

...C is right for you at this time. In co-infection, Hep C treatment is a combination oftwo antiviral drugs: ribavirin (Pegetron capsules orCopegus) and a long-lasting form of interferoncalled pegylated interferon (Pegetron or Pegasys).Both are taken for about one year. Once you starttaking these medications, your doctor will monitoryour blood regularly to see whether the drugs areworking. If the level of Hep C virus in your blood hasnot fallen...
Ask the Experts

Coinfection Treatment- Does old Mono treatment work better for acute patients

There is a lot of conflicting information for the best tratment for a coinfection. As I prepare to discuss this my Hep doctor, could you add your thoughts to what I should do.First, a May 31,2007 issue of Aids, "Is Peg inter mon the best firt line...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...numbers you present) This was the largest clinical trial which clearly demonstrated the efficacy of pegylated interferon alfa 2a (Pegasys) plus ribavirin versus standard interferon. In general, cure rates are also higher when you treat acute HCV... Read more »

<200

<50 VL, good %, 200-325 for two years, no treatment yet. But now that I'm on Pegasys/Copegus, I have the lovely pleasure of the "technical" AIDS diagnosis, as the hep C regimen has knocked my CD4s as low as 100. And I've had a number of things...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...question-how to approach the situation when treatment for another condition results in a temporary lowering of the CD4 count to < 200 (AIDS range). I would generally at least recommend prophylaxis for PCP (TMP-SMX) while the CD4 count is < 200.... Read more »

pegasys and elevated sgpt and sgot

Dear dr McGovern, I am an hepatitis B carier since I was born. At about 24 years now. I learn that 2 years ago by my mother. I am an HbeAg positive and HbeAb negative. my hbv dna was 726000000 wich is excesivelly high. Although, my sgpt and sgot...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
Abnormalities of liver function tests on interferon can occur due to the immune system fighting the virus in your liver cells. Your liver test changes were very mild. It is good news that you have mild disease. This should have followup in about... Read more »

Peg or pegasys?

I've been watching this website frequently and from I've been able to ascertain, Peg and pegasys are two different medications taken in combo with ribivirin. I've been diagnosed with genotype 1 hep C, I've had the biopsy (mild to moderate liver...
Maribel Rodriguez-Torres, M.D.

Response from Maribel Rodriguez-Torres, M.D.

Fundacion Gatroenterologia De Diego
...You may want to check another answer given today about the same topic;if it is worthwhile to wait for Pegasys.In yopur case,the answer will be probably yes.You do not have any urgency for treatment,you are a non responder to previous mono Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

European Medicines Agency Approves Roche's Hepatitis C Drug Pegasys to Treat Patients Co-Infected With HCV, HIV

...The European Medicines Agency on Thursday approved Roche 's hepatitis C drug Pegasys for the treatment of patients co-infected with HCV and HIV, Reuters reports. EMEA also voiced its support for the treatment of Read more »
AIDSinfo

An Overview of Peginterferon Alfa-2 (Pegasys, PEG-Intron)

... peg-in-ter-FEER-on Brand Name: PEG-Intron (2b), Pegasys (2a) Other Name(s): pegylated interferon Drug Class: Opportunistic Infection and Other Drugs Peginterferon alfa-2 belongs Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

How to Spot HIV/AIDS Fraud

... What Is HIV/AIDS Fraud? Warning Signs of an HIV Fraud Common Sense About Unproven Treatments Questions You Should Ask Take Your Read more »
The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS

... Table of Contents A Look at the Numbers Is HIV Different for Men and Women? Treatment in HIV+ Women: Efficacy, Side Effects, and Drug Interactions Gynecological Issues Read more »
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Pegasys for HBV

Posted by shannon, 2 Replies
...Hey ya'll! My friend, David, is going to start Pegasys to treat his Hep B this week. I have read some scary stuff about the side effects. has anyone got any experience to share or Read more »

Info on Pegasys

Posted by shannon, 1 Reply
...Hey ya'll! My friend, David, is going to start Pegasys to treat his Hep B this week. I have read some scary stuff about the side effects. has anyone got any experience to share or Read more »

Need HELP PLEASE!!!!! GETTING PARANOID!!!!!!

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...months later i tested for hiv using rapid test again and it was negative again. this july i went on treatment for my hep B using pegasys interferon. i plan to take another test for hiv this month, six months after exposure just to be 100% sure.... Read more »

Anyone out there coinfected w/ HIV/HCV?

Posted by AMERIBOI2003, 3 Replies
...New to this site and I would like to talk to anyone who may be coinfected w/ HIV/HCV. Anyone who has gone through treatment for HCV. Can answers some questions that I have to help me weigh all of my considerations Read more »