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Treatment For Hepatitis C Virus

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Treatment suggestion for Hepatitis C virus

My father is suffering from Hepatitis C virus (Genotype 3A). Doctor suggested for treatment of medicine with pegasys and ribavirin for 48 weeks. Is this treatment will be fine or else there is some other good treatment. Thanks
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...These are the only available treatments right now.My only comment is that we usually only treat HCV genotype 3 with six months of treatment. Their decision to treat longer may be due to your father's stage of disease....You will Read more »

Hello Doctor Barbarathanks in advance for reply

I visited my doctor with symptoms of Jaundice on 14th April 2009. Following are the results of... Read more »
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Treatment Action Group

A Critical Review of the Research and Treatment of Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) and Hepatitis & HIV Coinfection

...Credits and Acknowledgements Dedication Foreword Introduction Epidemiology, Modes of Transmission, & Risk Factors for Hepatitis C Virus Infection Pathogenesis, Viral Dynamics, & Immunologic Response of Hepatitis C Virus Natural... Read more »
Treatment Action Group

The Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) Treatment Pipeline

...and HIV/HCV Prevalence Almost 129 million people -- an estimated 2% of the world's population -- have been infected with the hepatitis C virus (HCV) (Global Burden of Hepatitis C Working Group 2004; United States Census Bureau 2005).... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Hepatitis C Virus: Infection, Prevention and Treatment

... In high-income countries today, hepatitis C virus (HCV) is most commonly spread through sharing equipment for substance use, such as needles and straws. Exposure to unsterilized tattooing Read more »
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Clinical Manual: Hepatitis C Treatment

...Treatment Tracking Chart , a downloadable chart for patients to record their labs and side effects during therapy. Key Points Treatment for hepatitis C virus (HCV) nearly always involves a combination of an interferon, given by injection,... 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 is one of? How does Hiv get around its defence? Read more »

NOT A MYTH

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...types of jobs also risk occupational exposure to bloodborne infection. We report the case of a policeman in whom both HIV and hepatitis C virus (HCV) seroconversion were clearly documented after he was involved in a bloody fight while making an... Read more »

No longer have HepC!

Posted by heatherblue, 2 Replies
...have only had possibly 30-40 drinks containing alcohol in my entire life. Only 3 in the last 3 years. Anyone else "get over" HCV or hear about it? The statistic is 12% get over it I guess. But anyway....YAY! One less worry. And I haven't... 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 »