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Avatar m tn As a result of the very high successful response rate and the possibility of shortening the duration of treatment in nearly all patients who achieve an RVR in the absence of cirrhosis, treatment of HCV-2 with a standard combination of PEG-IFN/RBV may be continued.
446474 tn?1446351282 Latest AASLD Guidelines for Treating Cirrhotics with Hepatitis C – August 25, 2015 Pretreatment Optimization of the Cirrhotic Patient Management of Hepatitis C Infection • Authors: Jordan J. Feld, MD, MPH; Hemant Shah, MD, MScCH) • Editors In Chief: Nezam H.
Avatar n tn It was most likely a combo test since that is the standard test given in Canada (I live in Canada) All blood tests in Canada are 4th gen and only rapid tests are 3rd gen. I confirmed this with an HIV clinic. Remote areas might not use the 4th gen but in Ontario I would definitely say it was a 4th gen. Your results are conclusive. 12 months is only if you are using antibody only testing. I highly suspect you had a duo/combo test.
Avatar m tn Class IIa, Level B Daily sofosbuvir (400 mg) and weight-based RBV for 12 weeks is recommended for treatment-naive patients with HCV genotype 2 infection. Rating: Class I, Level A Extending treatment to 16 weeks is recommended in patients with cirrhosis. Rating: Class IIb, Level C *The dose of daclatasvir may need to increase or decrease when used concomitantly with cytochrome P450 3A/4 inducers and inhibitors, respectively.
Avatar f tn Went to my doctor today and she told me that new guidelines are about to be approved that would say you have achieved SVR if you are UND at 12 weeks post tx, instead of 6 months. Anyone else hear this?
Avatar n tn Its confusing for us all, b/esp for those just starting treatment. Me? I don't really care b/c I tx'd and cl'd 4 yrs ago. any lingering sx's are gone, my health is better and I don't have to play Russian roulette w/my health. Just thinkin' about you guys and how ease of navigation and amt of info are so important.
Avatar m tn You have many years to wait for better hepatitis C treatments IF you were recently exposed to hepatitis C. Hepatitis C usually takes 20-40 years to cause irreversible liver damage. How do you now you were recently exposed to hepatitis C? Hepatitis C is a blood borne virus. Meaning that it is transmitted through blood. The most likely way to be exposed is through IV drug use or reused needles or contaminated blood may be used in the developing world.
537639 tn?1232057169 have no insurance. does anyone have any ideas as to how i can go about getting treatment? does any place offer treatment when u can afford to pay for it? i jsut want to get the **** over with so i can go on with my life. i'v stressed over this for a week now & im tired of stressing. thanks for any help that anyone can give.
Avatar n tn This leads to the hypothesis that extending the duration of treatment in patients who fail to clear HCV RNA rapidly will increase the sustained response rates. This strategy may be particularly important in patients with 'difficult-to-treat' characteristics, including those infected with genotype 1, high baseline viral load, previous nonresponders, and HIV-infected.</i>" TnHepGuy (URL's for the above papers): http://www.natap.org/2004/EASL/easl_17.htm http://www.natap.
Avatar f tn Hi there, I am an acupuncturist who had a needle stick incident with an HIV positive needle. It was a superficial scratch that left a minimal cut on the surface of my skin. I was administered PEP treatment within 24 hours and finished the course of 28 days. At 8 weeks post exposure (4 weeks post PEP) I tested negative with I believe the Unigold rapid test. Anyway, I was told by several different HIV counselors conflicting info.
Avatar n tn I can tell you that having had even limited unprotected anal intercourse with a person on unknown HIV status, you did place yourself at risk for acquiring HIV. Unprotected anal intercourse is the riskiest of sexual activities. However, as the "top", you were at lesser risk than your partner. That the insertion was brief also bodes well for you. Now that you are on PEP, that does extend the testing time to a final, conclusive result.
Avatar f tn In patients with co-infection, control of the HIV infection should be the first priority; in persons who are inadequately treated for HIV or who have low CD4 counts, therapy of concurrent HCV is unlikely to be successful and may have serious complications. In many of these indefinite situations, the indications for therapy should be reassessed at regular intervals.
480448 tn?1426952138 If a person does not test POS for HIV 3 months after an exposure, then they did not contract HIV. The ONLY exception to this is people who have literally NO immune system who may take longer to produce antibodies. This would include an extremely small portion of the population, and would include situations such as....a person taking anti-rejection meds post an organ transplant, a person on aggressive chemotherapy, or a person with terminal, end stage cancer, again...
Avatar m tn There is still enough doubt cast in my mind to lead to high anxiety and nearly depression, due to both the CDC/WHO guidelines and the serological test panels provided to the FDA for approval of the Abbott Architect Ag/Ab duo 4th gen test I took at 6 weeks (44-45 days) showing quite a few detections on blood samples that only occured *after* 44 days (so much for "conclusive at 6 weeks" in my mind now).
1893294 tn?1321220750 Post: http://www.who.int/hiv/pub/hepatitis/hepatitis-c-guidelines/en/ Guideline PDF: http://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/10665/111747/1/9789241548755_eng.pdf?
Avatar n tn is this normal after going thru treatment ???? i was taking meds for 72 weeks.
1814148 tn?1332489398 My LFT's have only ever been slightly elevated and ultrasounds have been unremarkable. My PCP doesn't think I should have treatment until I'm really sick and is reluctant to refer my back to the specialist as "it's a waste of time". I'm having difficulty understanding why I would not want to try to clear the virus asap. I understand my genotype is not favorable for remission.
Avatar m tn I am among those who started treatment right away after i diagnosed with the disease Coz of my fibroscan & high hbvdna result plus Hbeag negative.
Avatar f tn 5 Laboratory Tests HCV-RNA levels should be monitored at Treatment Weeks 4, 8, 12, and 24, at the end of treatment, during treatment follow-up, and for other time points as clinically indicated. Use of a sensitive real-time reverse-transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) assay for monitoring HCV-RNA levels during treatment is recommended.
Avatar f tn CDC guidelines state that any test taken at 90 days and more is conclusive. 6 months and 1 year are for people who has undergoing health problems like chemotherapy treatment or taking immunosupression medication after an organ transplant. If you are not one of those people your testing is conclusive.
Avatar f tn This treatment is only 12 weeks vs 48 weeks for interferon treatment and has a lot less serious side effects that can make treatment debilitating to many people. Here are the AASLD/IDSA current treatment guidelines for genotype 6 for those who have never treated before. The latest recommendation can always be found here. http://www.hcvguidelines.
Avatar m tn The only persons who may take that long to have a positive test are those who have taken anti-HIV therapy in an effort to prevent infection.
Avatar f tn this is from the hiv and hepatis link - they state the chance of relapse more than doubles - well 3% - 10% is more than triple in my mathbook - not good news - not accepted protocol - if your dr wants to shorten your treatment make sure hes aware of this - much more research needs to be done to change current protocol -------------- The one shortcoming of this approach is that the relapse rate more than doubles from 3% to 13% in those treated for 24 weeks, to 10% to 30% for those treated for 12
Avatar m tn All the guidelines suggest you can stop treatment after HbeAg becomes negative and HBeAb becomes positive and a period of consolidation. Discuss with your specialists then. Consider a quantitative HbsAg (use automatic dilution to get a precise number, not just greater 250 iu/ml) to give yourself more information.
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 The links between syphilis and HIV are strong and it is important that you have follow-up testing for HIV 8 weeks after your initial diagnosis of syphilis. At the same time, most people who get syphilis do not get HIV. Was a HIV blood test done at the time of your initial evaluation? If so and you had a negative HIV blood test at the time your syphilis blood test was positive, that is strong evidence you did not get HIV although further testing is recommended. 2.
Avatar n tn cn, both operated by CDC people in China (not central CDC) and has some experts (doctors in hospitals that do TESTING - not treatment - who, I think, are like Bob in thebody in some sense) as moderator, I personally believe that the 6 week thing is fact. The question (6 week thing) has been posted thousands of times, and moderators there always answered they have never seen any case by themselves or via CDC internal reports.
4950316 tn?1394188185 Sounds like he is wasting a good treatment.
29837 tn?1414538248 Of course, it's your body, and you may react differently....but most of the people who have DD'd have later said they wish they hadn't...at least from what I've read. 4. I think that DD should require a weekly CBC etc. It takes time for neupo or epo to work...and the sooner you catch a tank the better...plus, you are likely to tank before you even get to the Vertex drug...how does that effect tx when the telprevir is hardest on the WBC of anything....I'm just saying...
Avatar m tn With your viral load and fibrosis you need treatment by all guidelines. I would go to the doctor who offers the combo treatment, it gives the best chance of hbsag seroconversion and since the doctor offers it he seems to be well educated about the Hbv, unlike most of the others who just follow the clinical guideline. I would check if the doctor can arrange hbsag quantitive test for you, it is generally not available in the US but needed to monitor interferon treatment progress.