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Ribavirin Hepatitis C

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AIDS InfoNet

Hepatitis C and HIV

... What Is Hepatitis C? How Is It Diagnosed? How Is Hep C Treated? Can Hep C Be Prevented? Hep C and HIV Together The Bottom Line What Is Hepatitis C? The hepatitis C virus (HCV) can cause liver damage. HCV is transmitted by direct
Ask the Experts

is this a cure for hep c

Deos inter feron treatment cure hep c?
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...pegylated interferon and ribavirin can cure hepatitis C in about 50 percent of patients. Read more »

so tired with hep c

my question is this, why am I so tired all the time ?Of the last three blood tests #1 was 850 #2 was 600 and #3 normal. these tests were done over a three month period.the doctor does not seem to want to tell me what is going on . I also have some...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...get additional information back from you. If you are on combination treatment with pegylated interferon and ribavirin for your hepatitis C, and are experiencing significant fatigue, you should be checked for anemia. Ribavirin often causes anemia,... Read more »

Low white cell count

I have HIV and have low white cell count. I'm worried about how my low count will be affected when I have to take interferon and ribavirin for my hepatitis c?
Michael Fried, M.D.

Response from Michael Fried, M.D.

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
...Treatment of hepatitis C in someone infected with HIV is an area that is being studied very intensely. In general, interferon-based treatments do lower Read more »

Hepatitis

How do you cure Hepatitis
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...disease.Hepatitis B and C can also resolve on their own. This occurs much more frequently in adults with hepatitis B than adults with hepatitis C, which often becomes chronic.Treatment with interferon and ribavirin can cure hepatitis C. In... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Peginterferon Alfa-2b and Ribavirin for the Treatment of Chronic Hepatitis C in Blacks and Non-Hispanic Whites

...Improved rates of response have resulted from recent advances in the treatment of hepatitis C virus (HCV), but several small studies have reported lower response rates among blacks than other racial or ethnic groups. Black Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Ribapharm Loses Ruling on Hepatitis C Drug; Finding Allows Generic Competition for Ribavirin

...California-based Ribapharm and its majority owner, ICN Pharmaceuticals , ruling that a new generic formulation of Ribapharm's hepatitis C drug ribavirin would not infringe on patents owned by ICN, the Los Angeles Times reports. The ruling... Read more »
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

FDA Approves Stand-Alone Package of Rebetol (Ribavirin) for Combination Therapy with Intron A for the Treatment of Chronic Hepatitis C Infection

...capsules (ribavirin), an anti-viral drug for use with Intron A (interferon alfa-2b) for the treatment of patients with chronic hepatitis C infection. In 1998, FDA approved Rebetron combination therapy, a combination package containing Rebetol... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Both Hepatitis C Drugs Work About the Same: Study

...study comparing Schering-Plough's pegylated-interferon Pegintron and ribavirin with Roche's Pegasys and ribavirin shows both hepatitis C treatments worked equally well. The study by Dr. Mark Sulkowski of Johns Hopkins University involved 3,000... Read more »
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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

Posted by capeac, 1 Reply
...no tengo de nuevo hora para la consulta y me gustara saber que sabeis sobre la fiabilidad de los resultados en el test de la Hepatitis C. ?Es cierto que cabe la posibilidad de un falso negativo -ojo estoy hablando de la Hepatitis C no del VIH-... 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 »

HEPATITIS C SUFFERERS PLEASE READ

Posted by hepatitisC
...If you or anyone you know is a Hepatitis C sufferer please call 888-527-7779 x14 We are conducting a telephone study and if you qualify you will receive an incentive for Read more »