|Diagnosed HCV at 10 weeks
Oct 8, 2001
Dear Dr. Dieterich, Having adominal pain in the upper right quadrant of my body for two weeks and suspecting acute symptoms, I went to see a doctor. I just got back my HCV test and the test confirmed that I exposed to HCV 10 weeks ago. The doctor I saw gave me something called interferon. Is this the right medicine for acute HCV infection? According to you, the cure rate is nearly 100. I trust you but how long do you think one usually has to be on the medicine until the virus is cleared? Any suggestions please? Thank you so much for helping!
| Response from Dr. Dieterich
The treatment for acute hepatitis C is usually with interferon and ribavirin together. I try to treat for about 6 months to get the highest rate. It is not easy, but likely to be very successful. Good luck! DTD
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