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What Does Peg-intron Treat

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Ask the Experts

Pegasys to Peg-Intron?

Dear Dr.If you relapse after Pegasys do you recommend switching to Peg-Intron the next time? I hear the sides are much worse.Thanks
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
...although there is no real scientific reason to do so. The side effects are comparable and now you know what to expect. Anytime you treat again, if you did get undetectable the first time, the chances are really good the next time. Good luck! DTD 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 »

what is the current tx for relapsing HepC

other than peg-intron, are there any other more recent treatments that offer higher sustainable... Read more »
Articles
AIDSinfo

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

...Peginterferon alfa-2a, also known as Pegasys, and peginterferon alfa-2b, also known as PEG-Intron, are approved by the FDA for the treatment of chronic hepatitis C (HCV) infection, a common infection in HIV patients. It is usually prescribed in... Read more »
Seattle Treatment Education Project

Hepatitis/HIV Co-Infection

...over a period of decades. The majority of people infected with HCV do not develop severe liver disease and some may not need treatment. Most studies report that cirrhosis (advanced liver scarring) develops in 10 percent to 20 percent of people... Read more »
Project Inform

What's New in Treatment Information?

...(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 to treat fat accumulation due to lipodystrophy... Read more »
Project Inform

New Peg-Interferon Results

...Encouraging results were recently presented of the pegylated interferon products used in the treatment of hepatitis C (HCV). Pegylated interferon is a form of interferon to which polyethylene glycol (PEG) has been added. Adding Read more »
Connect With Others

Two weeks down and a life time to live

Posted by trulife, 2 Replies
Well folks...it's the end of two weeks on Atripla and so far things are going well. Side effects have been limited and are now subsiding. My biggest problem so far is swallowing the pill. I have always had trouble swallowing pills...go figure...a... Read more »

anybody heard anything since this news release

Posted by cunta_stalwart
... http://www.thebody.com/content/treat/art24680.html Read more »

Treated as worthless

Posted by Lomitadaren
...(PWA) People living with Aids are, and how even when there is Gross Medical Malpractice by a supporting medical provider, we are treated as unimportant, irrelevant, and bothersome. Millions of dollars a year are spent to educate us to be... Read more »

5 lessons about the way we treat people

Posted by franfrog, 2 Replies
... Five (5) lessons to make you think about the way we treat people. 1 - First Important Lesson - Cleaning Lady. During my second month of college, our professor gave us a pop quiz. Read more »