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Avatar f tn While this article relates to HCV treatment for HCV/HIV co-infected, I found the SVR outcomes very interesting for those in HCV treatment who used growth factors for anemia caused by low hemoglobin (HGB) and for neutropenia caused by a low absolute neutrophil count (ANC). The first chart shows that use of growth factors improves SVR rates over dosage reductions, particularly in the case of interferon.
Avatar m tn asp Patients with Ongoing Alcohol Use in those who completed HCV therapy, SVR was similar in drinkers and nondrinkers . Thus, alcohol users should not be excluded from antiviral therapy but treatment adherence should be stressed Patients with Ongoing Alcohol Use Alcohol is an important cofactor in the progression of HCV disease to cirrhosis and HCC (43) . Thus, patients with hepatitis C should limit or abstain from alcohol consumption.
Avatar m tn Adherence to HCV Therapy Helps Boost Response www.medscape.com NEW YORK (Reuters Health) Jan 30 - High adherence to hepatitis C virus (HCV) therapy prompts significantly better response than does suboptimal drug exposure, Philadelphia-based researchers report in the January 15th issue of Clinical Infectious Diseases. As lead investigator Dr.
Avatar n tn I have been undetectable for over 10 years with a VERY strict adherence to my medical treatment. I get regular medical exams with my doctor (every 3 months) and have never had a detectable viral load after I started treatment. I have no other STI's and am otherwise perfectly healthy. I started dating someone who is HIV- and we have had unsafe anal and oral sex. We have had anal sex with no condom approximately 5-6 times where I was the top.
288609 tn?1240096756 s is different than another and the goal is adherence and to get through treatment = essentially to run your own race, which you will understand. You may be one of those people who have to drastically reduce your physical activities and switch your quality of life over to other activities that are non physical. That may be hard for you when your QOL *is* the physical activities however treatment is one year out of a life and as you said, you never want to have to do this again.
1815939 tn?1377991799 Treatment Futility Rules: All Patients HCV-RNA Action Week 4 or Week 12: Greater than 1000 IU/mL Discontinue INCIVEK and peginterferon alfa and ribavirin (INCIVEK treatment complete at 12 weeks) Week 24: Detectable Discontinue peginterferon alfa and ribavirin
Avatar m tn I began taking truvada and isentress 65 hours after my potential exposure to HIV and I have taken them for 4 days. But I did not take them at the exact same time everyday. But I am sure I was never late or early by more than 1 hour. Will the effectiveness get affected by this? And is 65 hours too late for PEP? How likely will PEP fail in my case???
Avatar f tn a patch including a vessel interface side and an opposing non-interface side, the patch being configured to have a stowed state when delivered to a mouth of the aneurism, the patch being formed of a thermally active material that moves to a pre- defined shape when electrically heated, the pre-defined shape forming an adherence between the vessel interface side and an area of the vessel wall adjacent to the aneurism mouth, wherein the adherence maintains a fixed position of the patch relative to
179856 tn?1333547362 Intravenous drug use is a main cause of HCV transmission in Western countries, but such patients are sometimes excluded from antiviral treatment because of concerns regarding low adherence and response rates in treatment, she said. Dr. Anagnostou and colleagues evaluate HCV treatment outcomes among IV drug users receiving opioid substitution treatment with methadone or buprenorphine at 4 government-funded clinics between 2002 and 2008.
Avatar m tn And while minimum 80% adherence is the lower limit, striving for 100% adherence over the life of treatment is the goal wherever possible. Aside from that, always best to consult with your doctor rather than rely on opinion only. Good luck with this, Adamben.
Avatar n tn Got exposed 28 June, anal insertive sex with philipino sex worker (high risk), condom broke. Started PEP (Truvada, Stocrin) 24H after exposure. Completed 30 days course, with adherence to treatment. 2 days after I stopped PEP I started to feel sore throat, nausea, sweating, itching. 2 weeks after (16 days) since condition was not improving and had as well swollen limph gland (armpit) went to doctor.Was also feeling quite tired. Tested the 16 August RNA, antigen P24 and antibody.
Avatar m tn Thus, access to HAART and good adherence to treatment would be probably capable of reducing the transmission risk in occupational accidents.
Avatar m tn As a generalization horseshoe tear due to trauma even if located on the bottom part of the eye needs treated with laser. I would suggest you return to the retina surgeon that recommended treatment or get a third opinion. "Healing on its own" does not produce the same closure and adherence as treatment with laser or freezing treatment.
Avatar f tn I just found this older study, done way back in 2006, concerning Marijuana use during Treatment. Here is part of the article and I will post the link at the end~ "Dr. Diana Sylvestre, from the University of California at San Francisco, and colleagues studied 71 recovering drug users with hepatitis C treated at the Organization to Achieve Solutions in Substance Abuse in Oakland, where Sylvestre serves as executive director.
Avatar m tn i have a friend who had sex with a women having HIV positive. during sexual act he used condom properly .but before starting sex he put the fingers in vaginal to stimulate the women before an act and one of the finger had small damaged skin around the nail part ( skin was damaged when he washed clothes, with no any blood at all ) my question is. is this person considered to be potentially at a risk of getting HIV...? thanks.
Avatar m tn You better go talk with some people that are HIV positive and don't tell them it's no big deal. Most people that contract HIV with adherence to medications will never progress to AIDS. I agree with your doctor something is not right having that high of a VL with a high CD4 count that doesn't match.
Avatar m tn asp Patients with Ongoing Alcohol Use in those who completed HCV therapy, SVR was similar in drinkers and nondrinkers . Thus, alcohol users should not be excluded from antiviral therapy but treatment adherence should be stressed Patients with Ongoing Alcohol Use Alcohol is an important cofactor in the progression of HCV disease to cirrhosis and HCC (43) . Thus, patients with hepatitis C should limit or abstain from alcohol consumption.
Avatar f tn I am a girl about 28 years old. I have a boyfriend who is 46 years old. He is single and rich. And he had a certain reputation in social status. But I don't know his health situation. I kept the relationship with him 1 years. Last sex life with him was 20 days ago. We used the condom. But what I scared was we didn't use condom in the beginning 3 minutes and then lasting about 3 minutes we used condom.
Avatar n tn Low adherence to our medications as a result of forgetfulness is an issue that most of us are dealing with. I have found many different solutions to it. However, I want to know what has been the most effective adherence solution for you and what is your suggestions.
Avatar n tn If your liver is at stake, why would you even consider drinking?