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What Effects Does Methadone Have On Hepatitis

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hepatitis C and methadone treatment

Hello,My sister found out she had Hepatitis C about two years ago. She is in methadone treatment and not really considering treatment for the hep c right now. I think she should be actively pursuing treatment...the sooner the better (?). And I...
Michael Fried, M.D.

Response from Michael Fried, M.D.

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Methadone maintenance is not an absolute reason not to start therapy for HCV. Recent preliminary studies suggest that patients in a stable methadone maintenance program (without other reasons that would exclude them from therapy) can do well on... Read more »

coming off methadone with Hep c

My daughter is on methadone and has Hep c. Can she come off the methadone without flaring up the... Read more »

Hep C and Methadone

My son has Hep C and has been on Methadone for 20 months. Should he ween off methadone or continue... Read more »
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The Well Project

Methadone and HIV

Table of Contents What Is Methadone? Can Anyone Get Methadone Treatment? What Side Effects Are Associated With Methadone? Do HIV Drugs Interact With Methadone? Methadone and Pregnancy Taking Care of Yourself What Is Methadone? ... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Methadone Substitution Is Cost-Effective Option for Addressing HIV Epidemic in Ukraine

"Methadone substitution therapy is a highly cost-effective option for the growing mixed HIV epidemic in Ukraine ," according to the authors of a PLoS Medicine article that compared "health care costs, quality-adjusted life years (QALYs), HIV... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Effect of Incentives for Medication Adherence on Health Care Use and Costs in Methadone Patients With HIV

The potential benefits of antiretroviral therapy for HIV patients are "not fully realized because of difficulties in adherence with demanding treatment regimens, especially among injection drug users," the authors wrote. In the current study,... Read more »
Body Positive

Few advances in the field of substance abuseelicit such passionate feelings as methadone maintenance, a treatmentcreated at Rockefeller University in 1965. There are approximately 350methadone maintenance programs throughout the United States. In... Read more »
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Hepatitis C and Coinfection

Posted by statusCunknown, 1 Reply
Hi, I'm new to this board and wanted to take this 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... Read more »

Hepatitis B question - would anyone know?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I'm a 26 yr old male that was born with Hepatitis B. I'm in a monogamous relationship with my girlfriend, who is vaccinated with the Hep B vaccine.

We have been searching ALL OVER -- the internet, contacting the CDC, asking our physicians -- for a... Read more »

hepatitis c - interferon tratamiento

Posted by Anonymous
HOLA NESESITO HACER ALGO POR MI HIGADO, MI DOCTOR ME SUGERIO TRATAR CON INTERFERON. EL PROBLEMA ES QUE MIS DEFENSAS SUBEN Y BAJAN Y COMO LEI INTERFERON TIENE MUCHOS SIDES EFFECTS. TAMBIEN HACE TRES ANOS ME ENFERME Y ME DIO P.M.L USE INTEFERON TODOS... Read more »

Side effects & a 2 week hospital stay

Posted by LuvDaPug, 9 Replies
Hello Folks :)
I hope someone out there reads this post, and knows someone or something that can HELP us.
I will do my best while explaining what has happened to a basic so your not sitting here reading this all day.
My husband has HIV and was on a... Read more »