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Taking Peg-intron When You're Hiv Positive

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Hiv+ and peg-intron

Dr.Doug,My Boyfriend has been hiv pos for 3 almost 4 years now. He recently went to the liver specialtist to find out about his liver enzymes. The doctor says he has cirrhosis 3 which is the least cirrosis one could have (i'm guessing) They have...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
...Actually Pegylated interferon is active against HIV. Interferons were one of the first drugs used against HIV. It will lower the HIV viral load as well as the HCV viral load. It Read more »

Atripla

I was taken off Trizivir to allow for initiation of RBV + PegIntron and to avoid side effects... Read more »

Peg-Intron and Procrit

My wife is being treated for Hepatitis-C with Peg-Intron and Ribovarin. Her Platelete count is low,... Read more »
Articles
AIDSinfo

An Overview of Peginterferon Alfa-2 (Pegasys, PEG-Intron)

...infection, a common infection in HIV patients. It is usually prescribed in combination with ribavirin, another antiviral. HIV/AIDS-Related Uses Peginterferon alfa is used to treat chronic HCV in patients coinfected with HIV and HCV. Dosage... Read more »
Project Inform

What's New in Treatment Information?

...products. One is a counterfeit human growth hormone (rHGH, Serostim) and the other is counterfeit filgrastim (Neupogen). People with HIV commonly use both. Growth hormone is used to treat HIV-associated wasting disease and is now being explored... Read more »
PositiveWords

Hepatitis B Treatment for HIV-Positive People

... Hepatitis B (HBV) is a virus that can cause liver disease. People co-infected with HIV and HBV have higher HBV viral loads (amount of HBV in the blood) and are at increased risk for liver disease and death. Liver Read more »
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Liver Diseases and HIV

... Real Player for Windows or Macintosh) Pegylated Interferon Plus Ribavirin for the Treatment of Chronic Hepatitis C in HIV-Infected Patients (Abstract 42) Speaker: V. Soriano Authored by Soriano, V.; García-Samaniego, J.; Pérez-Olmeda,... Read more »
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Diagnosed with HIV and AIDS at the same time!!!!

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Last April, viral load over 500.000 and cd4 count 191. Overwhelming. I've been sad, lonely, on meds, always tired, lost weight, appetite, no one knows, live away from my family, no partner, with an infection on my skin since April that impairs my... Read more »

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Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...I wish I could understand more about HIV/AIDS. I know alot, but it never seems to be enough. I have herpes (caught in 97) and I have had anxiety attacks ever since about Read more »

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...I don't live with AIDS and I don't know anyone with it but I'm going to write this anyway. I donot feel sorry for the thousands of teens and adults Read more »