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Side Effects From Hepatitis Treatment

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Mental Side effects of Hepatitis C treatment

Please could you give me information relating to the mental deterioration I have been warned to expect during the 6-month treatment of Hep. C genotype 2, due to start this November.
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
Interferon can cause headaches, irritability, depression, and decreased concentration among other symptoms. You will want to be able to easily contact your physician should you begin to have any significant symptoms - particularly those related to... Read more »

Hepatitis C Treatment Side Effects Heat Ears

Currently on Ribiviran and Interferon for HepC. Have hot spot on my leg. Is this a side effect,... Read more »

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Both Hepatitis C Drugs Work About the Same: Study

...encourage patients to start on a higher dose, but he said, "Maybe I don't need to push my patients as much if they are having side effects." Hepatitis C patients undergoing treatment often feel as though they have a bad case of influenza. "When... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Hepatitis B FAQs for the Public

...estimated 800,000 to 1.4 million persons have chronic Hepatitis B virus infection. How common is chronic Hepatitis B outside the United States? Globally, chronic Hepatitis B affects approximately 350 million people and contributes to an... Read more »
HIV i-Base

Hepatitis C Treatment and Management

...some people, deciding whether to start HCVtreatment is an easy decision. For most, it isn't. Thereare a lot of factors to be considered. "I didn't care about the liver disease, but I neededto be not infectious. I had all the side effectsduring... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Hepatitis A FAQs for the Public

...may be able donate blood. Check with your blood donation center. How long does Hepatitis A virus survive outside the body? The Hepatitis A virus is extremely hearty. It is able to survive the body's highly acidic digestive tract... 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 around its defence? Read more »

kaletra side effects

Posted by brendaelisa, 4 Replies
...Does anybody knows if kaletra's side effect is excesive diharrea. My cousin has hiv-type 1 and we are giving him Kaletra but it is giving him a masive diharrea and Read more »

Naval Hospital Bethesda 1986

Posted by jpk, 1 Reply
I tested positive in May of 1986 and was transferred to Naval Hospital Bethesda for evaluation and treatment. I would like to hear from anybody else who was there during 1986-88. Read more »

Stopping treatment?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...took the needle out of him there wasn't even any blood but still the needle must've come into contact with something while inside of his body. So they did HIV and Hepatitis tests on him but I'm still waiting for the results, I know my boss is... Read more »