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What Types Of Hepatitis Does Interferon Treat

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AIDS InfoNet

Hepatitis C and HIV

... What Is Hepatitis C? How Is It Diagnosed? How Is Hep C Treated? Can Hep C Be Prevented? Hep C and HIV Together The Bottom Line What Is Hepatitis C? The hepatitis C virus (HCV) can cause liver damage. HCV is transmitted by direct blood-to-blood contact. Most people get hepatitis
Ask the Experts

Hepatitis C

in Sept 2008, while testing for HIV, the doctor told me that I was infected with Hepatitis C, but it is gone. yesterday, i went to another doctor and talked about fatigue and hep C. i am very scared is there any treatment for complete removal of Hep...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...from hepatitis A and B. Approximately 15-30% of folks with hepatitis C spontaneously clear the virus from their bodies without treatment. Blood tests can determine if you've had viral hepatitis, what type (A, B or C) and if your immune system was... Read more »

low t cell count

I have been on treatment with Truvada and stocrin for the last 10 months and even though I have not gotten any other infections my t cell count was 160 and is now 90. Why?I am co infected with hepatitis C, and clean with interferon before i began...
Renslow Sherer, M.D.

Response from Renslow Sherer, M.D.

University of Chicago Hospitals
...available to you and your doctor, you may have acquired a viruse that had some resistance to the regimen even before you started treatment, and that may be contributing to a sub-optimal response.Even if you acquired a virus with no resistance... Read more »

Hepatitis B infection

Kindly advise me my brother recently has blood test and it show he has hepa b. Is it high if he has Hbsag 2.732 and viral load over 1 million....kindly advise wat is best medication and diet for him.. to recovery and make the viral load go...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...Your brother has chronic hepatitis B. His physician may want to get a liver biopsy to determine if it is necessary to be treated. If the biopsy does show liver disease, there are several different treatments available now including entecavir,... Read more »

PCR Test?

Hey Doctor Bob: FIRST AND FOREMOST, you should remind all your readers that end of year charity contributions are PERFECT for tax deductions! I donate to your charity every December! Thanks for your kind notes! Fast question for you... I've read...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...potential to cause damage to the liver. When the viral load is above 100,000 copies/mL, especially if liver enzymes are elevated, treatment is recommended. A viral load below 100,000 copies/mL, particularly when HBeAg is negative and anti-HBe is... Read more »
HIV i-Base

Hepatitis C Treatment and Management

... Hepatitis C treatment: how, why, when Who needs treatment? How is hepatitis C treated? What is pegylated interferon? How long is hepatitis Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

FAQs for the Public: Hepatitis C

...C? If you are pregnant, should you be tested for hepatitis C? What blood tests are used to test for hepatitis C? Treatment How is acute hepatitis C treated? How is chronic hepatitis C treated? Is it possible to get over... Read more »
AIDS Community Research Initiative of America

Interferon and Beyond: Treating HEP C

...anti-HIV drugs have any impact on HEP C replication. While some researchers suggested that HIV protease inhibitors might have some kind of impact on the HEP C lifecycle, this proved similar to forcing a square peg into a round hole. This is... Read more »

Depression as a Side Effect of Interferon

... Interferon is used to treat hepatitis B (HBV) and hepatitis C (HCV). One possible side effect of interferon is depression. Knowing about depression before Read more »
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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 Read more »

hepatitis c - interferon tratamiento

Posted by Anonymous

Am I Infected

Posted by delhiguy, 3 Replies
...Pimple like Rashes in middle of my chest which are like spreading in 2.5 to 3.0 inches of diameter. (Scattered Red Blotches kind of pimples) Please tell!! Read more »

Infectious or Intoxication Diseases?

Posted by Anonymous
...Montagnier what convinced him that AIDS is caused by a virus. Montagnier answered that over the years apparently an effective treatment has been developed, and this was proof enough for HIV leading to AIDS. In other words, the virologists have no... Read more »