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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...
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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
...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 HIV infected patients who get acute HCV infection. There... Read more »

initial treatment failed, now what?

doctor, my brother has hep c and recently taken unsuccessful initial treatment with interferon(6 mo.)what are his alternatives? ie. repeat treatment? different meds?, liver transplant? thanks for your time and help. "brotherlylove"
Maribel Rodriguez-Torres, M.D.

Response from Maribel Rodriguez-Torres, M.D.

Fundacion Gatroenterologia De Diego
...means that the virus was not cleared from the blood.All patients that receive treatment have a decrease in the inflammatory reaction in the liver.Around 50%OF Patients have a demostrable improvement in hepatic histology.This is important because... Read more »

Ziagen - risky?

Hello, I am HIV positive for 17 years, been on HAART for 5 years, except for a short period at the beginning of treatment when I was on Norvir. I've been on Zerit+Epivir+Sustiva. I started with a CD4 154, and currently have VL<50, CD4 300+. I am...
Brian Boyle, M.D., J.D.

Response from Brian Boyle, M.D., J.D.

Cornell University, Weill Medical College
...this is the case. Therefore, to maximize your chance for fat gain, I would have changed you to Ziagen. The hypersensitivity reaction does occur in some patients, and if it does then therapy needs to be changed, but it is not generally a reason... Read more »

PEGASYS TESTING - GROUPS

Do you know of any testing groups that are available for the PEGASYS treatment in the Philadelphia area?Thank you!
Maribel Rodriguez-Torres, M.D.

Response from Maribel Rodriguez-Torres, M.D.

Fundacion Gatroenterologia De Diego
...You may check Pegasys.com and Roche .com. Read more »
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The Essential Facts About Injections

...from Trimeris. Table of Contents Introduction Why Does Fuzeon Have to Be Injected? What About Injection Site Reactions? You're Not Alone Fear of Triggering a Relapse Introduction Thousands of HIVers already inject... Read more »
AIDSinfo

An Overview of Ziagen (Abacavir)

...take abacavir sulfate as prescribed by their doctors. Contraindications Individuals who have experienced a serious allergic reaction (hypersensitivity reaction) to abacavir sulfate (in Ziagen, Epzicom, or Trizivir) should not take this... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Enfuvirtide (Fuzeon)

...be combined with other antiviral drugs. What Are The Side Effects? The most common side effects of enfuvirtide are skin reactions where the drug is injected. Almost everybody who uses enfuvirtide gets these reactions. They can be very mild,... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Abacavir (Ziagen)

...Should Take Abacavir? What About Drug Resistance? How Is Abacavir Taken? What Are the Side Effects? Hypersensitivity Reaction How Does Abacavir React With Other Drugs? What Is Abacavir? Abacavir (Ziagen) is a drug used as part of... Read more »
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my strange reaction

Posted by midwestguy143, 2 Replies
...I tested positive on March 24, 2009. The thing that surprised me, and my friends was my reaction -- none really. Just something else in my life. I had lost my job many months ago, and with the job market being so tough, 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 »

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 »

allergic reactions

Posted by TRex, 2 Replies
...Has anyone who is HIV positive had a lot of allergic reactiosn to antibiotics? I had two allergic reactions (the Bactrim one was the one who made me ask for the HIV test).the other one is Keflex. I am on Augmentin now and woke up with Read more »