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Should Someone With Hiv Take Interferon

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hiv and interferon

my cd4 was 915 and when i took interferon from 4months i found my cd4 436.what the reason and what can i do iam very afread.
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Interferon can cause bone marrow suppression which can result in anemia and decreased white blood cell counts . The CD4 cell is a white Read more »

HIV drus & Interferon

I have M.S and am on an interferon Beta injection.Is the probability of joint pain atributed to... Read more »

interferon and hiv

I have HIV coinfection with HBV and HCV. Yesterday I got my viral load for both HBV and HCV, and... Read more »
Articles
AIDSinfo

An Overview of Interferon Alfa-2 (Roferon-A, Intron A)

...They also belong to the class of drugs called antineoplastics. Antineoplastics slow or stop the growth of cancer cells. HIV/AIDS-Related Uses Interferons alfa-2a and alfa-2b were approved by the FDA on November 21, 1988, for the treatment of... Read more »
Project Inform

Interferon May Lead to New Option for Treating TB

... Worldwide, tuberculosis (TB) is the leading cause of death in people living with HIV. Indeed, simply having HIV is a major risk factor for developing TB. Treating it is difficult: therapy lasts 6 months, side effects Read more »
AIDS Community Research Initiative of America

Interferon and Beyond: Treating HEP C

...enter clinical trials soon. The following is a review of the current options available to people living with both HEP C and HIV, along with a nod to the promising future of HEP C treatment. The Impact of HAART While some studies have... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Initiation of Methamphetamine Abuse During Interferon Treatment

...patient progressed to "daily problematic use" of methamphetamine within weeks. And although he had previously tested negative for HIV, "his first result following initial use of methamphetamine was reactive," the authors wrote. "Patients... Read more »
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Interferon and Hiv

Posted by ethan_hines, 2 Replies
...Why doesn't pegylated Interferon work the same way with Hiv as it does with HVB/C?. Isn't Interferon very important in fighting RNA virus infections which Hiv is one of? How does Hiv get Read more »

T-cells dropping and Interferon

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...HI, my son's father is HIV+ and has HEPc also.. his viral count is undecectable and t-cell count has always been around 400+..he started interferon for Read more »

SEEKING PEOPLE WHO USED INTERFERON FOR HEPATIS C

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...175,IN JANUARY I HAVE 400. I DID A BIOPSY IN MY LIVER IT SHOWS THAT IM IN STAGE 2 WHICH IS NOT GOOD. I ALSO HAVE P.M.L AND I USED INTERFERON AND GAVE ME ANEMIA, I RAN TO THE HOSPITAL 7 TIMES FOR BLOOD TRANFUSIONS. SO IM NOT SURE ABOUT INTERFERON.... 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 »