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The Future Hep C
Nov 25, 2001

I am getting ready to start treatment, and I was wondering what is down the line in Hep C treatments. I realize the Peg is state of the art, but if it doesn't work, what does the future hold for Hep C treament?

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Response from Dr. Fried

Pegylated interferon plus ribavirin will likely be the best treatment regimen for the near future. Over the next 3-5 years, it is likely that drugs will be developed that specifically target some of the enzymes required for HCV replication, a strategy similar to the great advances in HIV therapy. Some of these types of drugs for HCV are in very early clinical trials.

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