|What's The Story w/ HCV 2b Geno. Treatment?
Oct 12, 2013
When will there be expected FDA approval for retroviral Tx of HCV genotype 2b. I'm in a remote locale and my treating physician admits he's 'clueless.' Is it like 'next year' or '10 years' away?
What's the effect of these retovirals for HCV on HIV?
| Response from Dr. Taylor
There is good news for you. Genotype 2 is the most curable hepatitis C genotype. Many new pills active against genotype 2, should soon be available. In the US for example, sofosbuvir, a once a day pill, may be approved in December or January. This will likely be used without interferon injections, with ribavirin pills, for 12 weeks only, for people with type 2 infections.
Some of the pills active against hepatitis C, such as boceprevir and telaprevir, may interact with some HIV pills. However many of the newer pills will not have these drug-drug interactions. The future looks bright for you.
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