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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