The Body: The Complete HIV/AIDS Resource
Follow Us Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Download Our App 
Professionals >> Visit The Body PROThe Body en Espanol
Ask the Experts About

Hepatitis and HIV CoinfectionHepatitis and HIV Coinfection
Rollover images to visit our other forums!
  • Email Email
  • Glossary Glossary

Oct 25, 2007

Dear Dr,

I'm 36 year old men, with University education. I have had Hep C, genotype 1b. I was treated (Pegasys+Ribavirin, 48 weeks) from 2005 till January 2006. I made PCR at september 2007 and it's negative. I have reached SVR. Does SVR means cured? What is the probability for relapses in my case and under which circumstances?

Response from Dr. McGovern

You have achieved a sustained virologic response (SVR). This means your therapy was successful. There is minimal chance of relapse. This has been shown through several studies and there will be more data on this presented in Boston at the AASLD meetings. You should be reassured also be the fact that HCV is not integrated into the host genome - in other words, once it is eradicated, it is gone for good unless you are re-infected through risk exposure again.

Enjoy your SVR!

from Turkey
What do these mean

  • Email Email
  • Glossary Glossary



This forum is designed for educational purposes only, and experts are not rendering medical, mental health, legal or other professional advice or services. If you have or suspect you may have a medical, mental health, legal or other problem that requires advice, consult your own caregiver, attorney or other qualified professional.

Experts appearing on this page are independent and are solely responsible for editing and fact-checking their material. Neither nor any advertiser is the publisher or speaker of posted visitors' questions or the experts' material.

Review our complete terms of use and copyright notice.

Powered by ExpertViewpoint