|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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