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Taking Interferon When You're Hiv Positive

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HIV drus & Interferon

I have M.S and am on an interferon Beta injection.Is the probability of joint pain atributed to M.S. or do HIV drugs play a part?
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Most HIV drugs do not cause discrete joint pain-much more often due to interferon or other conditions-recommend evaluation by your HIV doc to further define what is causing your joint pain. KH Read more »

hiv and interferon

my cd4 was 915 and when i took interferon from 4months i found my cd4 436.what the reason and what... 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)

...alfa-2b, Recombinant interferon alpha-2a, Recombinant interferon alpha-2b Drug Class: Opportunistic Infection and Other Drugs Interferons are substances that occur naturally in the body and that are secreted by certain cells in response to... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Depression and HIV

...both HIV and hepatitis B or C (see Fact Sheet 506 ) are more likely to be depressed, especially if they are being treated with interferon. Other risk factors include: Being female Having a personal or family history of mental illness, alcohol... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Initiation of Methamphetamine Abuse During Interferon Treatment

... Interferon therapy for chronic infection with hepatitis B or C virus produces clinical depression in up to one-half of patients treated, Read more »
Project Inform

Interferon May Lead to New Option for Treating TB

...difficult: therapy lasts 6 months, side effects interfere with treating HIV disease, and many do not complete their treatment. Interferon gamma (IFN-g) is an important immune system chemical made by CD4 cells. It helps fight viral infections and... 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 »

T-cells dropping and Interferon

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...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 the hepc about 4 weeks ago. 2 weeks ago he had blood drawn and his T cell count was under 300.. he had it... Read more »

hepatitis c - interferon tratamiento

Posted by Anonymous
...HOLA NESESITO HACER ALGO POR MI HIGADO, MI DOCTOR ME SUGERIO TRATAR CON INTERFERON. EL PROBLEMA ES QUE MIS DEFENSAS SUBEN Y BAJAN Y COMO LEI INTERFERON TIENE MUCHOS SIDES EFFECTS. TAMBIEN HACE TRES ANOS ME ENFERME Read more »