May 23, 2009
i am 33 years old with hepatites c i am doing a treatment whit pegasus and ribarin for 12 months do you thing i am going to be cure for good without hepatites c
Response from Dr. McGovern
You will know by 12 weeks what your chances are...
I usually obtain a 4 week and a 12 week viral load in my patients. The 4 week level gives me a good idea of whether the chances are very good or not. If the response is great then I can encourage my patient with this great news to keep adhering to the treatment.
The 12 week level tells me something quite different - if there is a slow viral load decline by then, then the patient's chances are poor and I usually stop treatment then.
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