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HCV treatment
Dec 14, 2013

once i treated interferon and ribaviron . now hcv virus again activated .drs sujjested 12 months treatment wehat i should do .geno type 3 a

Response from Dr. Taylor

Ask your doctor if she/he can access sofosbuvir to treat your hepatitis C genotype 3 infection. If not, see if there are studies of new hep C pills active against genotype 3, that you can access.

If you cannot access medications other than interferon/ribavirin, talk with your doctor further to get some clarification -- retreating with the same interferon/ribavirin is helpful if you were treated for too short a time period the first time around or if you were not able to take all of your shots and pills. Otherwise retreating with the same medications may not give you a greater chance of cure. There are many new medications which should soon be available increasingly to cure genotype 3.



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