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HEPPigram: One Approach to HCV Treatment

August/September 2002

A note from TheBody.com: Since this article was written, the HIV pandemic has changed, as has our understanding of HIV/AIDS and its treatment. As a result, parts of this article may be outdated. Please keep this in mind, and be sure to visit other parts of our site for more recent information!

This flow chart is for patients with chronic HCV infection who are eligible for treatment. At present, the only difference for HIV and HCV co-infected patients with genotype 2 or 3 is that the duration of treatment is unclear. See "Editor's Letter" in this issue.



  1. Pt has consistently abnormal ALT with positive HCV PCR (see the "Genotype" section in "Recommendations for Those on the Frontline Against Hepatitis C" in this issue).

  2. Some experts suggest a liver biopsy for all cases.

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  3. Biopsy can be considered at this point, but NIH guidelines may be silent.

  4. See NIH Treatment Guidelines for specific treatment recommendations.

  5. Current practice is not the same as FDA labeling.


A note from TheBody.com: Since this article was written, the HIV pandemic has changed, as has our understanding of HIV/AIDS and its treatment. As a result, parts of this article may be outdated. Please keep this in mind, and be sure to visit other parts of our site for more recent information!



  
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This article was provided by Brown Medical School. It is a part of the publication HEPP Report.
 
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