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Hepatitis C Genotypes And Treatment

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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 treatment. I completed interferon/ribivarincourse for hepatitis c (1) with undetectable viral load at end of 24 and 48 weeks. The virus is again...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
My personal choice would be to put you on maintenance therapy pending results of large trials of this approach.Since you have cirrhosis, but responded to therapy, there is an excellent chance of viral load suppression on low dose pegylated... Read more »

Genotype for Hepatitis C

I have a friend who has a 350 viral load for hepatitis C. Her doctor told her that was too low to... Read more »

Hepatitis C genotype 1a

I read where interferon is not as strong as a treatment with this genotype. I was recently... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Genotype, Enzyme Levels, and Viral Load Are Clues to Hepatitis C Virus Outcomes

...Germany report that viral genotype and load, as well as liver enzyme levels, are predictors for treatment outcomes in chronic hepatitis C. Their multicenter, retrospective investigation examined the data for 260 patients in Europe who were... Read more »
HIV i-Base

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

...currentlycontroversial and which may change as new informationbecomes available. Sexual transmission The risk for sexuallytransmitted hepatitis C is very low in monogamous, HIV-negativeheterosexual couples (in which one partnerhas HCV), but... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Gene Predicts Response to Hepatitis C Drugs: Study

...slight variation in a person's genetic code could explain why some racial and ethnic groups respond differently to standard hepatitis C treatment, a new study finds. In a clinical trial of 1,671 people with the most common form of hepatitis C... Read more »
HIV i-Base

Hepatitis C Treatment and Management

... Hepatitis C treatment: how, why, when Who needs treatment? How is hepatitis C treated? What is pegylated interferon? How long 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 »

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 »

HEPATITIS C SUFFERERS PLEASE READ

Posted by hepatitisC
...If you or anyone you know is a Hepatitis C sufferer please call 888-527-7779 x14 We are conducting a telephone study and if you qualify you will receive an incentive for Read more »