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Treatment For Hep C

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Treatment for hep C? Is A1 worst kind of hep C?

Recently diagnosed hep C, A1 type. Is it the hardest type to treat? What can be expected as far as symptoms, quality of life, how long can a person live with it? What is the treatment?
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
The treatment includes pegylated interferon and ribavirin.You should ask your doctor if treatment is necessary right now or if you can wait for "triple therapy" with newer drugs (like telaprevir) which will hopefully enable a shortening of the... Read more »

how long on treatment for hep c gen 3

i've been on interferon and ribovir for 7 months now with minimal side effects. i'm having some... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Vertex: Telaprevir Could Shorten Hep C Treatment

... Some patients taking an experimental hepatitis C drug plus standard therapy achieved rapid, extended viral responses after a shortened course of therapy, Vertex Pharmaceuticals Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Hepatitis C and HIV

...types of hep C. Most people with hep C in the US have type 1. Types 1 and 4 are harder to treat than types 2 or 3. The usual treatment for hep C is a combination of two drugs, pegylated interferon (PEG_IFN) and ribavirin (RBV). PEG-IFN is... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

HIV and Hepatitis C Co-Infection

...Sheet on Pegetron and CATIEFact Sheet on Pegasys. Are there side effects toHep C treatment? Yes. Almost all people taking treatment for Hep Cwill experience side effects. Some common ones are: flu-like symptoms such as fatigue,... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

HIV and Hepatitis C Co-Infection

...discuss Hep C treatment options based on the health of your liver, immune system and other factors. Together you will decide if treatment for Hep C is right for you at this time. In co-infection, Hep C treatment is a combination of two antiviral... Read more »
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Hepatitis C

Posted by hopefulindy, 1 Reply
...possible exposure. I have on going health issues and no answers. I am waiting on blood work to see if I have been exposed to Hep C. If someone is infected with Hep c and HIV at the same time would that slow the production of HIV antibodies? That... Read more »

Hepatitis C

Posted by hopefulindy
...Does anyone know? If you contract HIV and Hep C at the same time will the Hep C cause a delay in production of Hiv antibodies due to weakened immune system? Read more »

Hepatitis C and Coinfection

Posted by statusCunknown, 1 Reply
...opportunity to introduce myself. My name is Shari and I am not infected with HIV, (this by shear luck only). I AM infected with Hepatitis C and the virus has caused severe damage to my liver. Over 5 million Americans in this country are... Read more »

Periodo en caso de coinfeccion con la hepatitis c?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Alguien me podria decir si con 6 meses seria suficiente? Read more »