|Relapse of HCV
Nov 25, 2006
I was treated for HCV with Pegylated inerferon weekly inj. of 180ml & 800mg. of Ribavarin daily.My viral load was less than 600 copies after 3 months.I have taken the treatment for 6 months.But after 6 months of stopping the treatment there is relapse & viral load is 4,21000 copies.Pl. advise me for further course of action which can be taken Manju
Response from Dr. McGovern
I would start treatment again and treat for nine months after you obtain a non-detectable viral load since a major meta analysis suggested that the main issue is to have no detectable virus for a significant amount of time (9 months).
If you have genotype 3 infection, you may simply fall into a category of patients who need longer therapy than six months due to high viral load at baseline and slower response to therapy.
Don't be discouraged. I think you will due well over time. Another course of action is to wait (if you can) for newer therapies to come out over the next several years.
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