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Avatar m tn Do you have to have treatment if your liver is ok? if you never develop symptoms? Is that even possible? I have 1a and it seems that it is not treatable or without success. I recently had some blood work at Mayo and was diagnosed last summer. I had many questions but only had a short time with the hepatologist.
Avatar f tn Hi there, Sure; in my opinion, the side effects are well worth the treatment. Do you know how much fibrosis you have? Have you discussed which treatment drug you’re going to use? Sorry to hear you have other problems as well, but there are lots of us in here with other things going on. Many of us have had to treat more than one time, too; Genotype 1 can be persistent sometimes. Not everyone gets trampled by the meds; I tolerated them fairly well; and I treated twice, and for many weeks.
Avatar m tn He tested for VDRL and “Detection of HIV P24 antigen and antibody to HIV type 1/type 2 , architect abott, Chemiluminescent Microparticle Immunoassay (CMIA), which is most common test in INDIA. Result : Non reactive for both. And he takes meds to treat gonorrhea and cured completely. 6th March: He tested “Detection of HIV P24 antigen and antibody to HIV type 1/type 2 , architect abott, Chemiluminescent Microparticle Immunoassay (CMIA), which is most common test in INDIA.
Avatar n tn Also what do other Insurance plans pay like? Kaiser, Blue Cross PPO versus HMO ? Etc. My bro. is HIV Pos. and works for Orange County in So. Cal. His co=pays are around $5.00 to $10.00 dollars for most his Meds. I am really looking for what other Hep C Patients are experiencing. Keep the posts coming!!
29837 tn?1414538248 He also said that if I don't drop the viral load soon after the double dosing, he would go back to standard dosing and the protease inhibitor. He plans blood work every two weeks to be sure I'm not being killed. In case you don’t know, I’m a four time non-responder. What do you tink?
Avatar f tn My insurance company (a Medicare HMO Advantage Plan) just denied me treatment for HCV saying it is not medically necessary. What a bunch of crock, they have been denying everything lately. I asked my doctor's office for a letter and they said they would send one but it hasn't arrived before the deadline coming up. Help!
Avatar f tn Just opened the envelope with my 12-week post-treatment labs. HCV undetected. (excuse me while I type a few exclamation marks. !!!!!!!!!) TSH normal, liver enzymes normal, glucsoe normal, Hgb 13.1 Wow! Does anyone know any statistics about the percentage people who are negative at 3 months post treatment, but then then positive at 6 mos?
Avatar m tn Tell them that you are planning to use them for an upcoming treatment and ask them their experience with the specific medical plans you are weighing. They should be able to give you reliable information as to whether the treatment is covered or not. When you make the inquiry it is important that you refer to the precise names of the medications your doctor will be prescribing. Sometimes insurance companies have formularies that cover one form of a medication and not another.
Avatar f tn yada yada. 2 mnths now into this treatment. Good and bad days. Some days can't remember what happiness is. Been having some pain and weakness AARRRGGGG! Always been healthy and optimistic (for the most part). My dr said I had to treat. Im 1b, stage 2 scaring. and viral was 11 million. He indicated 48 to 52 weeks...I don't know people, HOW DO YOU DO IT! The viral did read undetectable in 1 mnth, but I'm only 2 mnths into a yr sentence! If undetectable why keep going for so long!
Avatar m tn I am Brazilian, heterosexual, male, 35 years, not a drug user. I have a phobia of being infected by HIV. Throughout my life I only had sex without a condom with 03 women. All were girlfriends. I married in 2004 and had a happy life until 2008, when I went to a brothel had sex with a prostitute. Although the sex was protected, was a long 10 months just thinking that was infected with HIV. I did 03 tests, all negative. But it destroyed my marriage, since I was no longer the same person.
Avatar m tn •Male •18 First of all, this is driving me insane and i've been thinking about it a lot (but I try not to). I feel like I made a big mistake and I surely have learnt with it. I'll try to make it short and to the point. On the first day of November 2014, I had sex for the first time with my girlfriend (vaginal, unprotected).
Avatar n tn At this point (and I know this may be unfair to those who have HIV), I have resorted to the fact that I have HIV and am researching support groups (not posting til it's positive)/life plans (my ethnicity shuns HIV pos. people as it is completely misunderstood - which i hate even if i test negative - so ignorant) so i might need relocation)/possible relationship/dating options. We'll see. I guess 3 months (May) is the best time to get tested? I hope and pray for the miracle.
219062 tn?1189759425 The literature which most of us read including this form indicates that there is reason to modify tx from the stock standard SOC (one treatment fits all). There has been a fair amount of discussion on this form especially regarding modifying Riba dosages for late responders and big boys. The tendency is to want to up the Riba dosage, which may be viable. But I came across a French test, http://www.hcvadvocate.org/news/reports/AASLD_2005/11%2015%20treatment%20-4.
Avatar m tn Structured treatment interruption for hepatitis C patients should be researched more thoroughly before it is adopted, given the unexpected outcomes of interruption of antiretroviral therapy for HIV.
Avatar f tn Anyone else go through similar after treatment or after having to stop treatment prematurely? Is this a result of coming off the treatment drugs or .. what?
Avatar m tn I am Brazilian, heterosexual, male, 35 years, not a drug user. I have a phobia of being infected by HIV. Throughout my life I only had sex without a condom with 03 women. All were girlfriends. I married in 2004 and had a happy life until 2008, when I went to a brothel had sex with a prostitute. Although the sex was protected, was a long 10 months just thinking that was infected with HIV. I did 03 tests, all negative. But it destroyed my marriage, since I was no longer the same person.
Avatar f tn I have known being the carrier for about 10 years (probably since birth). I first started treatment since Jan 08, due to very high load of DNA (almost 600m copies) and high AST, ALT (200, 600 respectively). Echographie abdominale shows Liver were functioning well (all following tests showed same result). As prescribed by doctor, I have been using Baraclude since. After 6 months treatment (Jul 08), ALT, AST were back in normal range. Virus count dropped to less than 30K copies .
98010 tn?1305903335 My niece actually has no plans of moving out or leaving her friend because of his HIV status. Quite the opposite in fact she is very concerned about his well being and really wants to be a support person for him. I will share your comment with her and encourage her to keep doing what she is doing (just be herself). Thanks again for the advice.
Avatar m tn I am Brazilian, heterosexual, male, 35 years, not a drug user. I have a phobia of being infected by HIV. Throughout my life I only had sex without a condom with 03 women. All were girlfriends. I married in 2004 and had a happy life until 2008, when I went to a brothel had sex with a prostitute. Although the sex was protected, was a long 10 months just thinking that was infected with HIV. I did 03 tests, all negative. But it destroyed my marriage, since I was no longer the same person.
Avatar m tn Last week of october, I had lowgrade fever for almost 3 months which subsides on its own without treatment. Then 2 bouts of urticaria followed by dry mouth and eyes and burning sensation in both feet including calf and hands including arms which is symmetrical and still is present until now and i feel that it is getting worst. High risk exposure 1st week of August, low risk with condom 1st week of october. Can fever in acute infection lasts for 3 months? Can the fever be low grade or high?
Avatar m tn Since you are under care with PEP drugs, that doctor or clinic really ought to be the primary source of information about your risk, follow-up plans, etc. Therefore, my comments are brief. Based on HIV infected persons' sexual histories of when and how they were infected, a CDC study calculated a risk of 1 HIV infection for every 10,000 episodes or performing fellatio on infected partners.
Avatar m tn I went on this website because I am scheduled to begin treatment on 1-8-2009. I am a trial lawyer and have blocked out every Friday for the next 6 months so I can take the shot of Pegays Thursday night and then the pills 2 times a day. I have read some of the threads on this site and am now both terrified and confused. Any help would be greatly appreciated. I was diagnosed in 1994 during insurance physical.
173930 tn?1196341998 Survey seems consistent with what I've seen posted here. Most telling to me is that 40% reported feeling worse after treating than before: 29% reported feeling about the same; and 31% reported feeling better after treatment. What that means is that around 2 out of 3 people felt either worse or no different after treating. This should be a reality check for those who treat primarily because of the so-called extra-hepatatic symptons, i.e. to feel better.
Avatar m tn I believe Xolair is FDA approved as an injectible treatment for asthma. Clinical trials for treatment of chronic idiopathic urticaria are happening in a few medical centres in the United States and Europe. I am surprised that your allergist would not be able to provide you with information on its availability and FDA status.
80575 tn?1207135964 Well, obviously things didn't quite work out that way and here I am four years later, one failed treatment and working on a second treatment with a drug (VX-950) that I believe holds much hope for all of us. I come to this forum to receive and give information. Also for support that I'm very thankful for. Not sure what to do about the attitudes of my wife and friend. It's strange because I communicate openly with both but for some reason they seem to think this tx is kid's stuff.
Avatar f tn 19/march/2019: Murex hiv ag/ab Sd bioline hiv 1/2 Vikia hiv 1/2 Inconclusive 05/april/2019: Murex hiv ag/ab Sd bioline hiv 1/2 Vikia hiv 1/2 Western blot Positive Could you please tell me about my case, positive after 3 consequence inconclusive , why it takes so long, i thought 3 months is enough?
Avatar n tn At the moment, there is too much confusion in the science, and yet, ironically, those who matter are quiet as though HIV is no threat. I am tempted to believe that the arrival of anti-retroviral treatment is what has caused people to stop talking about the devastating effects of HIV as it used to happen in the past….This is not right. Finally, please stay away from commercial sex workers! They are the true reservoirs of STIs and HIV. It seems as though they have been licensed to kill.
Avatar n tn like you will have these kind of antibodies for the rest of your life???even it cross reacts with hiv test...so meaning hiv testing is somehow,,,i don't know what to say...inaccurate???
Avatar f tn 2012=Triple Tx with Incivek), the newly approved treatment meds are not for him. She discussed the possibility of treating him with sofosbuvir, ribavirin, and interferon "off label", but with his recent diagnosis of serous retinopathy, there could be risk to treat with interferon again.