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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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