|When are there going to be retrovirals for HCV geno 2b coinfected w/ HIV
Jul 8, 2013
Everything seems to be for genotype 1's ....... my hepatologist says he has "no idea" ........
| Response from Dr. Taylor
It looks GOOD, very good, for hep C genotype 2b coinfected with HIV. For example, Sofosbovir may be available end of 2013/early 2014 in some parts of the world. This medication for genotype 2 will likely be approved without interferon, only for a few weeks, with high cure rates. Safety and tolerability looks good thus far, and it is not anticipated that there will be the drug-drug interactions with HIV medications that exist thus far with the available hepatitis C protease inhibitors. There are a number of promising medications that may be available in 2014 for genotype 2....while they may not be approved specifically for people coinfected with HIV, HIV/HCV specialists in some places will be able to prescribe them. There are ongoing studies for genotype 2 in coinfection -- ask your doctor if she/he can help you access any in your region. Your future looks bright.
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