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Side Effects Of Treatment For Hepatitis C Interferon And Ribavirin Treatment

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Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

HIV and Hepatitis C Co-Infection

...out the CATIE Fact Sheet on Hepatitis C. What You Need to Know If you have HIV, you should consider getting ahepatitis C test because effective managementof both viruses improves your chances ofprotecting your health. Hepatitis C treatment can affect your HIVtreatment. You and your doctor will decideon the best way to manage both infections. Hepatitis C treatment involves daily pills plusweekly injections. Your doctor can give...
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anemia

I AM ON PEGASYS FOR HEP-C AND HAVE BECOME ANEMIC I HAVE SHORTNESS OF BREATH AND I FEEL VERY WEAK ALL THE TIME I HAVE WEIGHT LOSS I AM ON IRON I ALSO HAVE HIV DO YOU THINK I SHOULD STAY ON PEGASYS I HAVE ANOTHER 5 MONTHS TO GO ON THE PEGASYS
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...information, I can't say if this is your problem or not; however, since peg-interferon plus ribavirin is currently the best treatment for hepatitis C, I wanted to make sure you were aware of this potential complication. Aggressively treating the... Read more »

Atripla side effects, mostly fatigue and ability to study

I have been on viramune and combivir and for about 5 years, the only regiment i have ever been on. I just completed interferon treatment for Hep C and lost alot of weight. I was very healthy before starting the interferon treatment and I responded...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
...Hello and thanks for posting.It is very common for people to lose weight during treatment for hepatitis C infection because of the side effects of interferon and ribavirin. In addition, depression is quite common and it can sometimes Read more »

traitement

Bonjour J'ai l'honneur de vous crire,je voudrais juste m'informer sur le traitement de l'hpatite c ,dont souffre mon pre. Apres avoir suvi un traitement par interfron est ribavirine pendant une anne, les rsultats de l'analyse sont: ...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
...it may be worth waiting for some of the newer treatments for HCV (such as protease inhibitors) to become available.The side effects you can expect are the same as with the regular interferon and ribavirin, namely some problems with aches and... Read more »

Penazine for Hep C?

I am looking for information on the new drug I heard about on the news the other night, something like Penazine for treating Hepatitis C....I am not real sure about the spelling of the medication, but I heard it was finally released for use and...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
...You got me on that one. The only drugs approved for treatment of Hepatitis C are interferon and ribavirin. The pegylated forms of interferon should be available in about a year or less and there is a new concept called histamine which Read more »
Articles
HIV i-Base

Hepatitis C Treatment and Management

... Hepatitis C treatment: how, why, when Who needs treatment? How is hepatitis C treated? What is pegylated interferon? How long is hepatitis Read more »
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Clinical Manual: Hepatitis C Treatment

...Treatment Tracking Chart , a downloadable chart for patients to record their labs and side effects during therapy. Key Points Treatment for hepatitis C virus (HCV) nearly always involves a combination of an interferon, given by injection,... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Both Hepatitis C Drugs Work About the Same: Study

...effects." Hepatitis C patients undergoing treatment often feel as though they have a bad case of influenza. "When considering treatments for hepatitis C infection, patients and their doctors now have solid evidence that they can weigh both... Read more »
Project Inform

New Peg-Interferon Results

...lasting level of the drug. The studies show that this new formulation, when used in combination with ribavirin (Rebetol) is more effective in treating HCV than the standard regimen of regular interferon-alfa combined with ribavirin (Rebetron).... 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 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 »

Excessive Mastubation

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
Ever since I found out that I'm poz, I've been spending a lot more time mastubating. Is that normal? Or could it be because of the amount of time I've been spending reading posts about sexual issues? Pleasing myself has become an every day thing... Read more »

Lost

Posted by LostNconfused, 5 Replies
I tested positive 3 days before Christmas and I think I am still numb to the fact. I haven't told any friends or family because I really don't know how and most are judgemental and I'm sure will walk away. But I guess if they do, then I didn't need... Read more »