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What Are The Dangers Of Pegintron

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Drug Use and HIV

How Does Drug Use Relate to HIV? Injection and Infection Access to Clean Needles Drug Use and Unsafe Sex Medications and Drugs The Bottom Line How Does Drug Use Relate to HIV? Drug and alcohol use is a major factor in the spread of HIV infection. Shared equipment for using drugs can carry HIV and hepatitis, and drug and alcohol use is linked with unsafe sexual activity. Drug and alcohol use can also be dangerous for people...
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Can I take Wellbutrin with Pegintron and Rebetrol?fo

Dear Doctor Frascino, I asked this question once before but can't find if you answered or not. I am taking Pegintron with Rebetrol for Hep C, the depression being caused by these meds is overwhelming. I have a prescription for Wellbutrin, which I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hey Vinny,OK, I'll answer your question if you'll write some jokes for me! Deal? Are you really a humor columnist? Cool! Pegintron and Rebetrol can be a challenging regimen, but that certainly is the best regimen we have for Hepatitis C at this... Read more »

Viral lode amounts while on pegintron and ribivirn

Viral lode was 1,040,000 when starting pegintron/ribivirn. Normal liver function, no disease as yet, genotype one.After 5 weeks(of planned 48 weeks) on treatment, viral lode was 37,000. After 11 weeks it is 1650. We had hoped it would be zero...
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
You have had almost a 3 log drop in 11 weeks. Successful treatment response is predicted by at least a 2 log drop in HCV viral load by 12 weeks, so by most accounts you are ahead of the game. More recent data has suggested that an undetectable viral... Read more »

Does combination-therapy effect fertility and future pregnancies?

I'm 34 year old, married, mother of a 2-year old son and infected with chronic Hepatitis C, which I coincidently discovered after I volunteered to give blood. A liver punction showed fibrosis, stage 1. My hepatologist advised me to start combination...
Maribel Rodriguez-Torres, M.D.

Response from Maribel Rodriguez-Torres, M.D.

Fundacion Gatroenterologia De Diego
AS you may imagine,there are no studies in pregnancy with RBV,and all the information we have is not from randomized studies.RBV is teratogenic,this is a fact,and its effects stay in the cells up to 6 months.This is because the drug will be around... Read more »

starting meds while on HEP C treatment

I posted this question on the Hep C HIV forum as well, but I am getting quite anxious. We (my doctor and I) were hoping not to start any HIV meds until my HEP C treatment was finished. Unfortunately, it doesn't look like that luxury is available...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
I am not convinced that you must start HIV treatment right now. The average decline in CD4 cells for someone on Hep C treatment is about 100 cells and in some cases it is much more. So even at 296 you are not in a dangerous range. It sounds like... Read more »
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What Is Diarrhea? Is Diarrhea Dangerous? What Causes Diarrhea? How Do I Know What Is Causing My Diarrhea? How Is Diarrhea Treated? The Bottom Line What Is Diarrhea? Diarrhea is an increase in the water content, frequency, and... Read more »
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Myths About HIV

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Smoking and HIV

Why Is Smoking More Dangerous for People With HIV? What Are the Risks of Smoking? How Do I Quit Smoking? The Bottom Line For More Information Why Is Smoking More Dangerous for People With HIV? People with HIV disease are more likely... Read more »
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Alternative and Complementary Therapies

What Are Alternative Therapies? How Many People Use Alternative Therapies? Are They Safe? Do They Really Work? Why Aren't There More Studies of Alternative Therapies? Working With Your Health Care Provider The Bottom Line ... Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous
All I can say at this stage is that during the first 15 years of infection I prefered to be hvc tan hiv, but now I beggin to see that hvc is much more dangerous as there is no meds available as in hiv. Gone trough pegintron + ribavirina and have... Read more »


Posted by Survivor, 3 Replies
Sally, wana play? Table for one please.. As far out of sight the better.... Read more »

Is this dangerous?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Love going into a bar with a dark corner - my jeans torn along the seam - received anal sex in a local LA bar one night - the guy was huge - what surprised me wasn't that he was deep inside me (I just backed up on it) - but that he gave no... Read more »

a dangerous touch

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
To be short, a sex worker touch me on my neck. My neck was shaved half an hour ago when I had my hair cut. If the sex worker had just finished her job for a client and her hand was contaminated with the man's semen, and the sex worker dose not... Read more »