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Pegasys Phase 3 In Patients With Chronic Hepatitis C

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Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

HIV and Hepatitis C Co-Infection

...problems,including depression. Because of this risk, if youhave a history of serious mental health problems, oryou are drinking alcohol or taking street drugs, youmay not be ready for Hep C treatment right away. Some doctors start their patients on medications tominimize the risk of depression a month beforestarting Hep C therapy. If you are using substances,you may want to talk to your doctor or nurse abouthow to quit drinking alcohol or...
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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 »

AM I A HEPATITIS B PATIENT IF MY HBsag is "non reactive"?

my hepatitis lab result for HBsag is "non reactive" am i a hepatitis b patient? thanks alot dr.keep safe
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
If your hepatitis B surface antigen test is non reactive, then you do not have chronic infection. Read more »

can two hepatitis b patients get married?

Two intending couples had been tested positive to hepatitis. can the two get married. Pls provide all available alternatives to this question. Thanks
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...I am assuming that you mean you are both patients with chronic hepatitis B infection. You can certainly get married. During the time near when your wife wants to get pregnant, Read more »

trials for reoccuring hepatitis c patients

what do you do when the hep c reoccurs is there some other medicine already out there or do you go back on the pegasys and try again or are there medical studies that I can get into now
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
There are definitely trials opening up in major teaching hospitals. I would ask your physician to look into the nearest place for you.There are protease inhibitor and polymerase inhibitor studies that are being planned and are ongoing. Read more »
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Update on Management of the HIV/Hepatitis B- or HIV/Hepatitis C-Coinfected Patient

...virus-coinfected patients: impact of protease inhibitor therapy . Hepatology . August 2001;34(2):283-287. Seeff LB. Natural history of chronic hepatitis C . Hepatology . November 2002;36(5B):S35-S46. Graham CS, Baden LR, Yu E, et al. ... Read more »
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Researchers Find Genetic Explanation for Why Hepatitis C (HCV) Treatment Doesn't Work for Some

... Being infected with chronic hepatitis C (HCV) presents challenges no matter who you are. For instance, HCV has nowhere near the wealth of treatment options that we have Read more »
Brown Medical School

HCV in Corrections: Frontline or Backwater?

...initiating treatment while incarcerated ( HEPP News , April 2001). I HHS recommends antiviral treatment for "patients with chronic hepatitis C who are at greatest risk for progression to cirrhosis. These persons include anti-HCV-positive... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Hepatitis C and HIV

...after finishing treatment. This is called an SVR, or sustained virologic response, or a "cure." After treatment, about 45% of patients with hep C type 1 and 80% of patients with type 2 or 3 have an SVR. These rates are for people with hep C... Read more »
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Patients with concomitant HIV and CVID

Posted by Impossible
...recurrent cold sore despite getting at least half a dozen bad ones during the first few 2-3 weeks of my infection(the acute phase). Before this strange infection I would have to take lysine pills when eating meals high in arginine nuts or almond... Read more »

AIDS patient eradicted of HIV virus?

Posted by Mike89406, 4 Replies
Very interesting read while he went through some hardships doing this it sounds like the opening of a possible new door to treatment. The guy hasn't been on Meds for 600 days after a bone marrow transplant. ... 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 »

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 »