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Worth waiting for Pegasys?
Nov 25, 2001

Is the rate of cure higher with this pegilated interferon? If possible is it worth waiting for it? Thank you

Response from Dr. Rodriguez-Torres

The reported sustained cures with Pegasys -RBV are higher.If it is worthwhile to wait?.It will depend on many factors;Are you a cirrhotic ?,YES;Are you genotype 1 with high viral load ?,YES;Are you genotype 1 with low viral load ?;probably NO,as Peg-Intron will be about the same;Are you a non-responder?, probably,YES;Are you HIV coinfected,YES;Are you genotype 2 or 3 ? NO;you can use Rebetron and it will be the same.Are you concerned about the side effects?YES,Pegasys has less side effects.



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