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Hepatitis C Genotype 1

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Hepatitis C genotype 1a

I read where interferon is not as strong as a treatment with this genotype. I was recently diagnosed and have had for roughly three years.I am a little worried as I read more and more online that this genotype is the most difficult to treat.
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...Two comments:1. Statements that genotype 1 is harder to treat are correct but that is for the population at large. It says nothing for an individual Read more »

Hepatitis c genotype 1 A

What is the percent rate of being cured?Is it 1 in a 100?What do I do now?What if the treatment... Read more »

Hepatitis C Genotype 1 Relapser Treatment

I have had hep c for probably many years., Low level cirrhosis was found from biopsy done prior to... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Hepatitis C Drug Raises Cure Rate in Late Trial

... A Phase III trial of Vertex Pharmaceuticals' experimental hepatitis C virus drug telepravir boosted cure rates of infected patients taking standard treatment, the firm recently announced. With standard Read more »
HIV i-Base

Controversial Aspects of Hepatitis C Transmission, Monitoring, Care and Treatment

...cause and extent of liver scarring and inflammation. Others only consider a liver biopsy necessary for coinfected people with hepatitis C genotype 1, since treatment is not as effective, and if liver damage is mild, treatment can be delayed. ... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Schering-Plough Drug Gets Fast Track

...for discussions with FDA during the review period. The target patients for the new drug, FDA said, are those with a specific hepatitis C genotype 1 strain who have failed on standard treatments. Back to other news for January 31, 2006 ... Read more »
AIDS Community Research Initiative of America

The Hepatitis C Pipeline

...Human Genome Sciences recently reported early results of two studies of Albuferon. The first study, involving 458 people with hepatitis C genotype 1 and no prior hepatitis C treatment, compares three different doses of Albuferon to Pegasys, with... Read more »
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Hepatitis C

Posted by saylomoon, 1 Reply
...Hola amigos, como sabran tuve una posible exposicion con agujas mi pregunta, si alguien sabe, el periodo ventana para hepatitis C, hasta cuantos anos o meses se amplia, ya que en unas paginas lei que eran 6 meses y en otras son 3 anos. tengo... Read more »

Hepatitis C

Posted by capeac, 1 Reply
...no tengo de nuevo hora para la consulta y me gustara saber que sabeis sobre la fiabilidad de los resultados en el test de la Hepatitis C. ?Es cierto que cabe la posibilidad de un falso negativo -ojo estoy hablando de la Hepatitis C no del VIH-... Read more »

Hepatitis C and Coinfection

Posted by statusCunknown, 1 Reply
...opportunity to introduce myself. My name is Shari and I am not infected with HIV, (this by shear luck only). I AM infected with Hepatitis C and the virus has caused severe damage to my liver. Over 5 million Americans in this country are... Read more »

Periodo en caso de coinfeccion con la hepatitis c?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Alguien me podria decir si con 6 meses seria suficiente? Read more »