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Avatar m tn hope you can help. I have taken five weeks ago treatment even though test were negative five days after an oral (receiving hetero) exposure. I had a ceftriaxone shot and seven day doxycyclene i also was taking a z-pac. i was told by the doc and others (friends) that this would take care of any potential bacterials. First if you can say beyond a shadow of a doubt that is true please do.
Avatar f tn Hello ,one month back I was the bottom in a one night stand,long story short my partner tricked me and exposed me badly I was naive and unexpirienced after 52+ hours I started PEP now 30 days after I started pep ,2 days after I finished the treatment I experience fever a sore throat and headache could it be ARS Symptoms ? At this short time of distance or is it a flu with perfect timing ?
Avatar m tn 86% effective. Your second dose of Isentress should be 12 hours after your first dose.
220090 tn?1379170787 Thanks for the interesting link. I find this paragraph: " Results so far for telaprevir/interferon/ribavirin are encouraging, with only a 5% rate of viral breakthrough in phase 2. Short-term studies at Vertex show that variants that are highly resistant to telaprevir tend to be less fit for replication and hopefully can be wiped out by interferon and ribavirin. The phase 3 telaprevir trial should give definitive answers.
Avatar f tn You started it within the recommended first 72 hours. HIV doctors can't diagnose from symptoms so try to relax and avoid thinking about your throat etc or else see your doctor if you think it is serious.
537639 tn?1232057169 Even moderate amounts of alcohol speed up the progression of hepatitis C, and alcohol reduces the effectiveness of treatment. Patients also suffer Fe excretive disorder and more Fe accumulation in body is harmful for health, so patients with hepatitis C must take the foods of high Fe content less or not. Patients should insist a reasonable diet structure by vegetable, fruits, bean products and fish primarily and build up a reasonable diet system in order to release liver’s burden.
2207631 tn?1369848423 For genotype 1 treatment naive patients, the treatment will be Sofosbuvir in combination with RBV and peg-IFN for patients with genotype 1, 4, 5 and 6 HCV infection. So the next new treatment to come to market in early 2014 for genotype 1 patients will have peg-interferon. http://www.medhelp.
Avatar m tn If you are e-positive then the end of treatment is becoming e-negative. If you are e-negative then the end of treatment is less clear and needs further discussion.
Avatar m tn 17) Negative • Hep C Ab Index – (0.09) Negative • HIV Ag/Ab Screen – (0.083) Nonreactive for antibodies to HIV-1 and HIV2 and p24 antigen - November 18th – Patient Received Azithromycin 1 Gram Dose and mixed medication with two (2) ounces of water and consumed completely. - November 22nd – Partner received Azithromycin 1 Gram Dose and mixed medication with two (2) ounces of water and consumed completely.
Avatar m tn So all hiv patients should be hopeful for this therapy to come earliest? and will this be next benchmark in HIV treatment ?
Avatar m tn Like HBV, HIV is a fast-mutating virus prone to developing resistance to drugs used on their own. That's why many HIV patients responded well to treatment with AZT in the late 1980s, but sickened as the drug lost effectiveness. Locarnini fears a repeat of the HIV story with emerging Hepatitis B drugs.
1707536 tn?1334977677 the OP did the new orals~ she was lucky but she doesn't know what it's like to be doing interferon based treatment. I think it's important to remember that many people are on treatment and react with extreme emotion and not a whole lot of patience. It's tough being on these meds and if you haven't done them, you don't have a clue. The other thing is that when you are faced with liver disease, it's easy to become very emotional about this topic.
Avatar m tn 5/18 - noticed some urethral tingling 5/19 - pain while peeing, some wetness under the foreskin 5/21 - suspecting a chlamydia infection, I went to receive a chlamydia/gonorrhea test at a clinic, was told that it could be some kind of UTI or it's possible that I had chlamydia. I requested immediate treatment and was provided the oral drink for chlamydia (believe this was Zithromax) and another pill for gonorrhea. I took those meds in the clinic.
Avatar m tn ) samples, it can be concluded that HCV antibodies do not influence virus inactivation by photodynamic treatment. The effect of treatment on RT-PCR signals of HIV-1, which is known to be inactivated rapidly by MB/light treatment, was examined. Plasma was infected with HIV-1 and subjected to RT-PCR, which detected a part of the gag gene. The extent and kinetics of PCR signal reduction induced by MB/light treatment were similar to those observed for HCV.
Avatar n tn There are so many NEW names here. Hello to all. I am FINALLY ready to proceed with treatment. I've had Hep C since 1983, found out about it in 1992. At that time my doctor told me to do nothing...said, treatment is worse then the disease. At that time my liver functions were normal. In 2000 I had a biopsy which showed type 2b, minimal to none as far as damage. At that time, I decided to wait since my youngest son was still fairly needy of Mom.
Avatar f tn Cipro would not impair its effectiveness. 3) Neither gonorrhea, HIV, nor any other STD is a plausible cause of the sore spot on your back. HIV is extremely low risk from the sort of exposure you had, and you describe no symptoms that suggest it. 4) If you did catch gonorrhea, that might imply a slightly higher risk of catching HIV, but only slight.
748543 tn?1463449675 For the past few weeks I have been throwing around ideas as to the best way to respond to this matter. You see a recent article ( Feb.3 , 2009 NY times) titled "Best treatment for TMJ May be Nothing" nearly made me clench my jaw to pieces. While well written, I found that the author, Ms. Brody, relied heavily on out dated and narrow perspective supplied to her by a small group of dentists.
Avatar f tn If I have been exposed to blood and seamen of a HIV + person, is taking the 1 month cocktail be effective
Avatar f tn It is pretty much on par with the interferons as far as effectiveness goes. It is still very new and the long-term side effects of it aren't known yet and a lot of doctors are hesitant to put their patients on it unless they aren't responding well to other medications.
181575 tn?1250202386 This little methyl group meant the difference in renal toxicity that made tenofovir a blockbuster in HIV and now also coming up in HBV, while poor Adefovir was dying in HIV development and was schlepped to an underdosed ( because of the renal toxicity) semipale existence in HBV teatment. Any beginning resistance to Adefovir ( which has about 30% breakthrough after 5 years of use, as you probably know) prepares for a future resistance to Tenofovir, becouse of its chemical similarity.
Avatar f tn Every hour you delay taking PEP reduces it's effectiveness. The protocol is to start the patient on PEP and have the other person do HIV test. It's best that it be a PCR test but at a minimum it should be a 4th generation tests. This will insure that she is not in the process of seroconverting and negative by standard 2nd and 3rd generation tests including a rapid test. Please do not wait. Do not delay. You can always stop later, but you can can't start soon enough!
Avatar m tn 1. HIV rates are relative high in Brazil. 2. Casual hookups in places like gay sauna's are sites known to have a relatively high statistical probability of encountering infected clients. 3. Despite your efforts to practice safe sex, the condom sounds as though it broke. (Please do not give up your commitment to condom protected sex.
Avatar n tn Well if the same behavior is applied with one timers, sex workers and other high risk individuals, risk is yours.
1024580 tn?1331577721 Romero and others, in their article describing an excellent and diligent long term study failed to identify any risk at all in transfer of HIV from an HIV positive to an HIV negative partner through oral sex. In total 19000 episodes of oral sex were documented amongst 135 heterosexual couples over ten years and in 34% of these episodes the HIV positive male ejaculated into the HIV negative females' mouth. (Romero J et al.
Avatar n tn The therapeutic approach of stopping treatment to let a newly upcoming viremia induce a stronger immune response has been used also in HIV - it was called "structured treatment interruptions" - and in HBV where they called it " in vivo therapeutic immunization". "Pulse therapy" where the retreatment was started according to a fixed schedule independent of reoccurrence of viremia, was also used. Unfortunately, none of these approaches worked as well as hoped.
Avatar m tn HIV 2 wasn't discovered for a time after HIV-1. I'm curious to know how HIV-2 was discovered? Each type forms different type of antibodies. A person with HIV 2 would show negative on HIV-1 antibody test. Then how was HIV 2 discovered? Maybe one unlucky person got HIV 2 and develops aids and after serious complications, and after thorough analysis, doctors discovered the new virus? My concern is even with the rare subtypes and groups. How did we discover them in the first place?
Avatar m tn He is having ultrasound on liver next week. He is trying to decide if he should wait for the new treatment or do traditional. Is there any news about when the new treatment will be available? He is so discouraged and doesn't know what he is going to be able to manage. Is his likely to continue to feel badly? What can he do for symptoms?
Avatar f tn First, welcome to the discussion group. No doctors here but we try and share our knowledge and experience as best we can. Are you finished with treatment, or do you have 3 1/2 months left? Side effects after treatment vary with the individual. Hopefully, you will start feeling better soon. The extreme tiredness you mention is not uncommon as the body needs an adjustment period after treatment. My doctor called it "interferon hangover".