The Body: The Complete HIV/AIDS Resource
Follow Us Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Download Our App 
Professionals >> Visit The Body PROThe Body en Espanol
Ask the Experts About

Hepatitis and HIV CoinfectionHepatitis and HIV Coinfection
Rollover images to visit our other forums!
Recent AnswersAsk a Question
  • Email Email
  • Glossary Glossary

genotype 1a, and 1b

Aug 25, 2001

I was reading your response to another persons question and you mentioned that since he had Hep C type 1 he was a good candidate for peg and you infered that this genotype is not the bad one, when in fact genotype 1a, and 1b are the most resistant to treatment, could you please clarify? I am genotype 1b and am anxiously awaiting Peg combo therapy. Thanks for the forum! ed

Response from Dr. Rodriguez-Torres

No ,I meant to say that genotypes 1 ,should use pegylated combinations,as they are more difficult to treat,and respond poorly to Rebetron.(25% or less).The data reported in DDW with Pegasys and RBV is more encouraging for this genotype,in naive patients,response around 40%.

Timing for conclusive test
Sugerencias de un Hispano

  • Email Email
  • Glossary Glossary

 Get Email Notifications When This Forum Updates or Subscribe With RSS



This forum is designed for educational purposes only, and experts are not rendering medical, mental health, legal or other professional advice or services. If you have or suspect you may have a medical, mental health, legal or other problem that requires advice, consult your own caregiver, attorney or other qualified professional.

Experts appearing on this page are independent and are solely responsible for editing and fact-checking their material. Neither nor any advertiser is the publisher or speaker of posted visitors' questions or the experts' material.

Review our complete terms of use and copyright notice.

Powered by ExpertViewpoint