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Taking Interferon With Hiv Meds

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interferon & hiv

ater 6 monthes for starting big interferon 100 mg for virus c & b . my p.c.r now zero (negative ) for both. iam taking also ribavirin 400 twise daiely and also zefix.but my cd4 drob in 6 monthes from 915 to 436 (35%)and now 213(28%)iam not in...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
...The interferon is likely affecting your CD4 counts. Once you stop, you should see an increase. You do not want to stop the HIV meds. Unlike Read more »

Co-infection

I have HIV along with HEP B & C. I would like to consider taking interferon for the HEP C. Is this... Read more »

Do HIV/HepC coinfected people need longer treatment with Interferon/ribaveron?

Dear Barbara,I have had hiv for 13 years,hep c for 5.I am aged 43.Undetectable HIV viral load(on... Read more »
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AIDS Community Research Initiative of America

What's in the Hep C Pipeline?

...people with HCV indicated that protease inhibitors could produce a rapid and substantial reduction in HCV viral load. As with HIV meds, however, HCV protease inhibitors can also lead to resistant virus. So, treatment will require using an HCV... Read more »
AIDSinfo

An Overview of Zerit (Stavudine, d4T)

...avoided. The combined use of stavudine and didanosine should be used with caution. If you are taking ribavirin or interferon, your doctor may need to monitor or change your therapy. Clinical Trials Click here to search... Read more »
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What's New in Treatment Information?

...week 12 were highly unlikely to achieve undetectable HCV levels by study end. Also, people who were over 80% adherent to their meds were much more likely to achieve undetectable levels by study end. Side effects overall were similar among the... Read more »
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 »
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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 »

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 »

Intersting read?

Posted by franfrog, 5 Replies
...system signaling proteins. One thing the researchers have noticed is that while the husband's T-cells make just one, called gamma interferon, hers made both that one and another called TNF, or tumor necrosis factor. That cannot be the whole... 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 »