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Standard Treatment For Hepatitis C

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Effectiveness of Pegasys towards Genotype 1a Hepatitis C

Dear Expert,My daughter was diagnosed with Genotype 1a hepatitis C. She get it from blood transfusion when she was born prematurely. Now she is 25 and thinking about joining a trail (if qualify) for getting pegylated interferon alfa-2a with...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
...Hello, the standard treatment for hepatitis C is pegylated interferon and ribavirin. The therapy is difficult and not everyone that is infected needs to be treated. The Read more »

what to do????????

My husband has been told that he may infact have hepititas c..We have been married 3 yrs now. I... Read more »

anemia

I AM ON PEGASYS FOR HEP-C AND HAVE BECOME ANEMIC I HAVE SHORTNESS OF BREATH AND I FEEL VERY WEAK... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Idenix Pharmaceuticals Cites Positive Results in Valopicitabine Hepatitis C Study

...Phase II clinical trial compared the triple combination with treatment using only pegylated interferon and ribavarin, current standard treatment for hepatitis C. Idenix said patients showed no adverse reaction to the valopicitabine and ribavarin... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

New Drug Combination More Effective at Treating People Co-Infected With HIV, Hepatitis C, NEJM Studies Say

...of Medicine , Reuters reports. Approximately 300,000 HIV-positive people in the United States also have hepatitis C; the standard treatment for hepatitis C is ribavirin and interferon, which is a synthetic version of a naturally occurring... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

U.S., EU Grant Accelerated Reviews of Merck Hepatitis Drug

...trials in curing the infection compared to boceprevir, the two have not been tested head-to-head in the same study. Standard hepatitis C treatment involves a combination of pegylated interferon and ribavirin. It is hoped that protease... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Mentally Ill at Higher Risk of Hepatitis C Infection; Treatment Can Cause Additional Mental Problems

...IV drug use. So that immediately puts it into the realm of psychiatry, or more generally, mental health." In addition, the standard treatment for hepatitis C can "fuel new mental problems" and exacerbate existing ones, according to the Morning... Read more »
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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 »

blood donation again

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
Hey there! Is it possible for blood not to be visible to the eye, but nonetheless could it transmit dangerous virus? I'm the guy with the blood donation session, when the nurse was touching the hole on my arm, from which I donated blood. Read more »

Standards for ELISA tests

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I know that there are varying stances on what the window period should be (ie. 3 months vs 6 months) and I assume that the 3 month window is becoming the more accepted window period because of the increasing sensitivity of the ELISA test as it... Read more »

SEEKING PEOPLE WHO USED INTERFERON FOR HEPATIS C

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
HELLO ! MY LIVER DOCTOR WANTS ME TO USED INTEFERON FOR THE HEPATITIS C, BUT THE PROBLEM I HAVE IS THAT MY T-CELLS GO UP AND DOWN. MY T-CELLS ARE 325 NOW BUT THE LAST MONTH WERE 221 AND THE MONTH BEFORE WERE 175,IN JANUARY I HAVE 400. I DID A BIOPSY... Read more »