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Hepatitis C and HIV
Nov 25, 2006

Truvada based regimen used for treatment of Hepatitis B viral infection is said to be ineffective for Hepatitis C. What in your opinion will be the best drug combinations in a resource limited setting?.

Response from Dr. McGovern

This will be a major question. Right now the use of lamivudine alone or emtricitabine alone would greatly concern me due to the risk of hepatitis B resistance.

Combination with tenofovir would certainly be most welcome, if costs can be accomodated. Other choices for hepatitis B are probably not going to be more affordable..Furthermore the other medications (entecavir and telbivudine) do not offer therapy against HIV.



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