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What Drugs Are Used To Treat Hepatitis

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AIDS InfoNet

Hepatitis: Overview

...Hepatitis is a very common disease. It can affect people even if their immune systems are healthy. Hepatitis can lead to serious scarring (cirrhosis) of the liver and liver failure, which can be fatal. Many cases of hepatitis aren't treated because people either don't feel sick at all, or think they have the flu. The most common symptoms are loss of appetite, fatigue, fever, body aches, nausea and vomiting, and stomach pain. Some people may...
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hepatitis B

is der any cure for hepatitis B as of now? how long will it take for it to be very dangerous to d person carrying it for several years already? wat will a person do to avoid making his conditon more severe as he is being infected by hepa B but he is...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...There are several drugs for treating hepatitis B. The thing to avoid with chronic liver disease is alcohol. Read more »

cure

is there already a medicines that can cure hepa b?if there is none, what other medicines that can control or minimize the virus?
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...There are many drugs that can treat hepatitis B including entecavir, interferon, telbivudine, adefovir and others. We usually talk about suppressing virus - not Read more »

why is hepatitis must better treated than Hiv?

Dr. Young,I was wondering how some people can be cured when getting treatment for hep c and hep b when hiv cant be cured? Could you explain to me why this is?Andre
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
...Andre- thanks for your questions.Long story short, two different viruses (HBV, HCV), two different treatments and prognosis (for long-term suppresion or "cure"). HBV is like a retrovirus (similar to HIV), and incorporates its genes Read more »

about to wed but she has hepatitis b (URGENT)

we are about to get married but just discovered that she has hepatitis b after a recent lab test. she has no symtoms whatsoever. i would like to know the following pleaseeeee 1. can she be completely cured? 2. how long would it take? 3. what drugs...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...1. There are many drugs available to treat hepatitis B.2. The vaccine is extremely efficacious. After getting all three shots I would advocate for checking a surface antibody Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

FDA Grants Roche Priority Review Status for Drug Combination to Treat HIV, Hepatitis C Co-Infected Patients

...company Roche announced Wednesday that FDA had granted it priority review status for a drug combination therapy used to treat patients co-infected with HIV and chronic hepatitis C, Reuters reports. The hepatitis C drugs Pegasys and Copegus... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Roche Files Application to Market Drug Combination to Treat HIV, Hepatitis C Co-Infected Patients

...Pharmaceutical company Roche announced on Thursday that it has filed an application with FDA to market a drug combination therapy to treat patients co-infected with HIV and chronic hepatitis C, the AP/ Springfield News Sun reports. FDA... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

New Drug Combination More Effective at Treating People Co-Infected With HIV, Hepatitis C, NEJM Studies Say

...new drug combination that includes a chemically modified form of interferon known as peginterferon is much more effective in treating hepatitis C in patients co-infected with HIV than the standard hepatitis C treatment, according to two studies... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

European Medicines Agency Approves Roche's Hepatitis C Drug Pegasys to Treat Patients Co-Infected With HCV, HIV

...The European Medicines Agency on Thursday approved Roche 's hepatitis C drug Pegasys for the treatment of patients co-infected with HCV and HIV, Reuters reports. EMEA also voiced its support for the treatment of HIV/HCV co-infected Read more »
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Hepatitis C

Posted by hopefulindy, 1 Reply
...Right? My own doc is telling me not so fast. He says that I need six months. Reason being the on going symptoms that have been treated and not going away and he says that if infected with both Hep C and HIV at the same time this would delay... Read more »

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 »

Director of Treatment & Prevention Advocacy

Posted by Robert1
...Employment at Project Inform Director of Treatment & Prevention Advocacy Primary functions: The Director of Treatment & Prevention Advocacy is responsible for the strategic Read more »

navy testing

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
does the navy test annually for HIv Read more »