November 19, 2012
Many of us who live with HIV are alive today in part because we received effective treatment to clear our hepatitis C (HCV) co-infections. Interferon-boosted Ribavirin was a lifesaver, but the interferon side effects could be rugged.
MedPage Today reports that a triple-drug regimen without interferon has been found in a small study to be highly effective in clearing even treatment-resistant HCV genotype 1. FDA approval for clinical use is still a long way off, but we look forward to a future of effective HCV treatment without interferon.