Question

My problem Is,I want to be treated for HCV.my Dr. wants to involve me in a test called aprocot2 using peg. and ribaviran. Is this safe with my platlets 81,. My other numbers are good my T4 429 V/L undetectable.

Answer

Hepatitis C therapy can cause bone marrow problems so that is usually carefully monitored in studies (and adjustments made if problems occur). Hepatitis C can be treated successfully in HIV co-infected patients (incuding those on antiretroviral therapy)though the success rate in some patients (ie those with hepatitis C type 1 virus) is lower in co-infected patients than those with hepatitis C alone. KH