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What Is Peg-intron

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Peg-Intron and Pegasys

What are the differences between Peg-Intron Alpha 2b and Pegasys??
Maribel Rodriguez-Torres, M.D.

Response from Maribel Rodriguez-Torres, M.D.

Fundacion Gatroenterologia De Diego
The difference is mainly the type of Peg ,or polyethilene glycol moeity that is added to the interferon alfa.Peg Intron has a small lineal 12kd chain and Pegasys has a large ,branched ,heavy 40kd,chain.The larger molecule stays in the liver,is less... Read more »

Peg intron or Pegasys?

I've recently started the peg-intron-rebitol combo. Should the Peg not work for me is there any... Read more »

What is the difference between Pegsys and Peg Intron

Hi Doctor Dieterich: Is it true that Pegintron and Pegsys are the same! I was told by my doctor... Read more »
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AIDSinfo

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

... peg-in-ter-FEER-on Brand Name: PEG-Intron (2b), Pegasys (2a) Other Name(s): pegylated interferon Drug Class: Opportunistic Infection and Other Drugs Peginterferon Read more »
Project Inform

What's New in Treatment Information?

...standard Rebetron as first line therapy achieved a reduction in HCV RNA levels with the combination of peg-interferon alfa-2b (peg-Intron) and ribavirin after 24 weeks. Although the early results are encouraging, the usefulness of this... Read more »
Seattle Treatment Education Project

Hepatitis/HIV Co-Infection

... FDA Approves New Labeling for PEG-Intron for Use with Rebetol Hepatitis C infection is responsible for 8,000 to 10,000 deaths per year in the United States, according Read more »
Project Inform

New Peg-Interferon Results

...first line therapy achieved a virologic response (a reduction in HCV RNA levels) with the combination of peg-interferon alfa-2b (peg-Intron, developed by Schering Plough) and ribavirin after 24 weeks of therapy. Although the preliminary results... Read more »
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CDC says HAART is to blaim

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
From 1992 through 2000, we observed a total of 7188 deaths, 4870 (68%) during the pre-HAART period, and 2318 (32%) during the HAART period. Compared with the pre-HAART period, proportions of deaths with the following conditions Deaths from... Read more »

help me im ugly...

Posted by Anonymous, 30 Replies
I dont know weather there is anyone out there to share my pain but i have a serious pubic hair problem. My bikini line is covered in pubic hair and I cant go swimming because when I shave it I get big red spots there and it shows really bad! I hate... Read more »

Need someone to talk to in the Midwest!

Posted by Wrangler39, 7 Replies
I am very new to this HIV thing. I tested + about 6 months ago. I am hitting rock bottom now, not sure if it is because the holidays or what. I am from Indiana and have nobody to talk to about this. Is there anyone around Indiana or Illinois... Read more »

Pegasys for HBV

Posted by shannon, 2 Replies
Hey ya'll! My friend, David, is going to start Pegasys to treat his Hep B this week. I have read some scary stuff about the side effects. has anyone got any experience to share or any advice about handling it? Thanks, Shannon Read more »