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1225178 tn?1318984204 com/about-porphyria/types-of-porphyria/PCT “PCT, Hepatitis C Virus and HIV Because PCT is frequently associated with Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) infection, it is worth noting the issues involved in treating a patient with both PCT and HCV infection. Infection with HCV is much more common than PCT, and most people with HCV do not have PCT. However, at least in some locations, as many as 80 percent of individuals with PCT are infected with HCV.
Avatar f tn Last week blood test hemoglobin is at 8.7. My doctor just reduced Ribavirin from 1000mg daily to 800mg daily for the reason that my hemoglobin is going down. Blood work again in two weeks and he will see me after the blood test results. He told me he might stop the treatment is the hemoglobin continues to low. He will make that decision in the next visit after seen the results of the blood test he ordered.
Avatar m tn My doc is very tuned into HEP C and HIV treatment protocols. What he reading is that riba plays less of a role with triple tx; but it still does play a role. What the min levels at this point are not known, but he is not ready to drop below 600. We discussed from all my forum friends and patients that we don't want to do anything to jeopardize SVR and he understands and supports that position; so today we stay the course and see the next lab results.
Avatar m tn I also recently learned I have relapsed after completing the 12 week treatment with Solvadi and Ribavirin. I have Hep-C, genotype 2. The virus went undetectable after 4 weeks and remained that way 6 weeks after completing treatment, then showed up in a blood test done at the 12 week marker after treatment. Needless to say I was heartbroken. I was diagnosed in 1993 and have significant cirrhosis. I will keep hoping for a new drug protocol that will knock it out once and for all.
13100769 tn?1445372717 I'm always searching for results from others with the same as me but I don't see much. I have 8 more weeks to go from a 24 week treatment of Ribavirin and Sovaldi. I'm praying for the best but could use some support. Thank you for reading.
Avatar f tn I did the year on Interferon and ribavirin, responded then came out of remission with a vengeance. The depression was unbearable, also the flu like symptoms. When I ended the therapy I had acquired fibromyalgia, hoshimoto's thyroiditis, increased viral count, GI problems, and a new personality!... and not a better one, I have never been able to come off anti-depressants since.
135456 tn?1301441224 Have you had previous experience with 1600 mg/day of ribavirin? If not, you might start sooner and titer up more gradually to make sure that you can handle the dose. Keep in mind that it can take 1-3 weeks for a change in ribavirin dose to be reflected in your hemoglobin. Also, and again based on your previous treatment experience, consider Procrit (epo) coincidental with the riba pre-dosing for same reasons.
233616 tn?1312790796 In comparison with corresponding plasma values of ribavirin following a high-purine meal, Cmax, AUC0-144 and AUC0-∞ of ribavirin following a low-purine meal were 136% (90% confidence internal [CI]: 120%-155%), 134% (90% CI: 118%-153%), and 139% (90% CI: 120%-159%), respectively. This study indicates that dietary purines have an effect on ribavirin absorption. Dosage regimens of ribavirin might need to be adjusted according to the purine content of the meal.
Avatar m tn The Effect of the Addition of Ribavirin with Harvoni treatment.. With the addition of Ribavirin, Harvoni treatment time can be reduced to 12 weeks with similar to the SVR rates for 24 weeks of Harvoni used without Ribavirin! That is 12 weeks less time dealing side effects if a person can tolerate 12 weeks of Ribavirin. Plus a reduced cost of treatment. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ For those with HIVHCV -COINFECTION http://www.
29837 tn?1414538248 As for the ongoing question regarding fat with Ribavirin, I will write what's on the literature I received with the Ribavirin/Pagasys kit.: "Take this medication by mouth, usually twice daily with food for 24 to 48 weeks".... NO mention of fat... " Drink plenty of water while being treated with this medication. Doing so will decrease the risk of serious side effects" "Tooth and gum problems may sometimes occur during Interferon/Ribavirin treatment.
Avatar m tn I have Hep-C G2. Started SOVALDI and Ribavirin 12 week treatment Dec 23, 2013 (viral load at 2.5 million), within 4 weeks into treatment my Hep C virus was undetectable. 12 weeks end of treatment my Hep C virus was undetectable. 4 weeks after treatment my Hep C virus was undetected. 12 weeks after of treatment my Hep C virus was detected at 83,000 viral load. It relapsed. What are my chances of a cure now?
Avatar f tn It has been said many times on this forum, there is no medical condition and no medication that delays HIV antibody or otherwise alters HIV test results. That includes ribavirin. (Potent chemotherapy drugs may do it, but even that is theoretical without any actual known instances of it actually happening.
173930 tn?1196341998 Prediction of sustained virological response in chronic hepatitis C patients treated with peginterferon alfa-2a (40KD) and ribavirin. Foster GR, Fried MW, Hadziyannis SJ, Messinger D, Freivogel K, Weiland O. The Royal London Hospital. London. UK. Objective. Patient- and virus-related factors influence the response of patients with chronic hepatitis C to interferon-based therapy.
Avatar f tn Efficacy and safety of pegylated interferon plus ribavirin in HIV and hepatitis C virus-coinfected patients with advanced immunosuppression. Mira JA, Gutiérrez-Valencia A, Gil Ide L, Merino D, Rivero A, Ríos-Villegas MJ, Delgado M, González-Serrano M, Collado A, Torres-Tortosa M, Omar M, López-Ruz MA, Macías J, Arponen S, Pineda JA. Unidad de Enfermedades Infecciosas, Servicio de Medicina Interna, Hospital Universitario de Valme, Hospital Universitario Virgen del Rocío, Sevilla, Spain.
1893294 tn?1321220750 ABT-267 4. ABT-333 with or without Ribavirin. He said it is phase III trial and SVR12 rates were more than 90% . All meds are oral and no grand side effects... but doc couldn't show me phase II results and i could not find any information on internet. Anyone knows this trial? (31 yrs old, white male, naive, 1.000.
1769355 tn?1319207762 Hallo',doctor,I really need help.I'm HIV from 1999,I was diagnosed in Italy But now I living in England(Hull).My CD4 are 400 more or less and I'm Actually in treatment with Prezista,norvir and truvada.I feel enought well but I should start the HCv therapy nex week.All I know about hep.c cure,I'd discvered here in the forum .Way my doctor don't tell me abaut genotypes, interaction with my inibithor of protease ,the possibility of triple therapy and the test IL28?iI'd discovered on myself.
Avatar f tn Abbott (ABT) will be presenting information at the AASLD meeting in Boston, Nov, 2012, regarding it's triple DAA regimen which produced high rates of SVR both in treatment naive and null responders both with and without Ribavirin, although results with Ribavirin are higher. According to ABT's press release, the SVR rates after 12 weeks of treatment were: GT1, treatment naive 97.5% SVR, null responders 93.
Avatar n tn When it comes down to it Hepatitis c is a malfunction of the immune system which is stuck in the TH2 mode but adjuncts such as Maitake d-fraction, ahcc, beta glucans may assist the peg/ribavirin in creating and maintaining a th1 driven enviroment." I was wondering if you could share some of the studies you are referring to in the above statement? If you don't mind sharing, I'd really appreciate the info. If you posted it previously and I missed it, I apologize.
Avatar f tn D reports that 61-80% of Hep C Genotype 1 participants who were previous treatment failures or null responders with Cirrhosis achieved SVR with TMC435 combined with Interferon and Ribavirin.
446474 tn?1446351282 For boceprevir, the FDA said a pharmacokinetic study in 39 healthy volunteers found that giving the drug with ritonavir-boosted HIV protease inhibitors reduced exposure to the HIV drugs and vice versa. Specifically: * Boceprevir reduced average trough concentrations of ritonavir-boosted atazanavir (Reyataz), lopinavir (Kaletra), and darunavir (Prezista) by 49%, 43% and 59%, respectively.
Avatar f tn Does the same thing apply to the HCV drug combo's, i.e. Ribavirin + a Protease Inh....., or Ribavirin + a Polymerase Inh. ?? I'd be interested to know. The reason being that if you were to know that you have more of a heart risk factor than the average person, because of these drugs, wouldn't your doctor be more watchful and prepared for it in the event of a heart arrythmia problem? I'm not saying that I wouldn't take another P.I. + Riba.
Avatar m tn 5 million. I'm also HIV positive which is under control with meds (CD4 550-600, vl 101). I know this somewhat reduces my odds for achieving SVR, can anyone tell me whether coinfection is likely to have any effect on the severity of the side effects? I know I'll be taking 180 mg Pegasys, I don't know how much riba I'll be getting yet.
Avatar m tn If so, could I have gotten hepatitus or hiv from getting toilet water in my cut? Can hepatitus or hiv live in toilet water?
220090 tn?1379170787 However, HBV and HIV only reproduce within cells. HIV uses the DNA of the host cell to reproduce. HCV reproduces free in the bloodstream and not within a cell. This makes HCV much easier to treat with PIs since the virus is exposed during reproduction and the other two are hidden. This is the reason it is possible to cure HCV with a PI, but HIV and HBV are not curable with PIs.
Avatar n tn little or no HIV effect. So i was wondering if somebody was given Ribavirin for RSV outside the window period (two years after last unprotected incident exactly) and days later undergoes Elisa testing; is Ribavirin effective enough to decrease the immune system's exposure to HIV to a point in which it would blunt antibodies response, therefore leading to a false negative? or producing a false negative in any other way?
Avatar m tn New Epidemic of Sexually Transmitted Hepatitis C Infection in HIV-infected Men in NYC Presentation: Sunday, November 1, 2009, 8:00 am Eastern Time in Boston, MA ALEXANDRIA, Va. and BOSTON, Oct. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Researchers in New York City are reporting their work uncovering a new epidemic of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection among men-who-have-sex-with-men (MSM) who have HIV infection.
Avatar f tn This study flies in the face of dozens of studies showing just the opposite that were more extensive and done on HCV people, not HIV/HCV. HIV because of it's musculature wasting creates more folks with low BS, and results will not therefore reflect the HCV communities health issues. 5. This also ignore other pertinent data, such as the umpteen studies showing the HCV effects the entire endocrine system negatively, not just the pancreas.
Avatar m tn ----------------------------- Adequate Ribavirin Level Promotes Sustained Response to Interferon-based Therapy for HIV-HCV Coinfected Patients By Liz Highleyman Ribavirin plays an important role in preventing relapse after completion of interferon-based therapy for chronic hepatitis C. But this treatment does not work as well in HIV/HCV coinfected people, and the effects of ribavirin in this group are not fully understood.
446474 tn?1446351282 Hepatic decompensation Liver disease not related to HCV infection Coinfection with HIV or HBV Simeprevir + sofosbuvir with or without ribavirin relatively well tolerated * Incidence of AEs increased in ribavirin arms - Fatigue, headache, nausea most common AEs - Increases in bilirubin common, but typically mild in severity Hector
Avatar f tn Since he has Hep C and Cirrhosis, and has previously treated and failed 3 times (2007=Interferon and Ribavirin; 2010=Consensus Interferon and 1400 mg Ribavirin; 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.