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Should I trust my dr.
Oct 22, 2004

I am coinfected. started the cotreatment in feb 2004. the hepc has been undetectable after 16 weeks of treatment. My concern for months before starting with peg I was told 26 weeks than all of a sudden I am told it should be 52 weeks. Is that much time necessary?I no this virus brings money, so I dont no if I should believe if this additional 26 weeks is a ploy or not.

Response from Dr. McGovern

If you are coinfected then you should receive treatment for 48 weeks.

If you have only hepatitis C then treatment is for 48 weeks if you have genotype 1 or 4 and 6 months if you have genotype 2 or 3.

However, in coinfection, all patients are treated for 48 weeks regardless of genotype since stopping earlier than that appears to be associated with relapse. Dr. McGovern



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