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Is There A Cure For HCV

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How Can I Be Cured of HCV, But Not HIV?

Are these two viruses that dissimilar? I had HCV, went through the whole interferon thing -48 wks of well, hell; 3 mo post-Tx heptimax showed clearance, as did 6 mo heptimax. HIV is undetectable after initiation of ART. I never missed a single...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
Excellent question. I will have to mention a few words from basic biology to explain. HCV lives in the cytoplasm of liver cells (hepatocytes). However, HIV lives in the host cell nucleus and in many different cells of the body. It takes over the... Read more »

HCV Cure?

In your response to a message on mutual masturbation and HCV spread, you told the individual and... Read more »

hcv cure?

after completion of hcv treatment course test is done by Eliza . test result is 13.18 and cut off... Read more »
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CROI 2012: HIV/HCV Coinfected People See Improved HCV Cure Rates With Victrelis

Results from a small study of 100 co-infected people treated with Victrelis + pegylated interferon + ribavirin showed that 61% had undetectable viral loads at 12 weeks after stopping their hepatitis C treatment. All study participants were given... Read more »
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CROI 2012: Two Hepatitis C Drugs Greatly Increase HCV Cure Rates in Coinfected People

In 2011, two protease inhibitors for treating hepatitis C (HCV) came to market: Incivek (telaprevir) and Victrelis (boceprevir).  They were approved only for mono-infected individuals, or those with HCV only. However, between one-quarter and... Read more »
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Cure Rates With Pipeline HCV Drugs: Reports From AASLD

It is difficult to be anything other than dazzled by astounding cure rates of up to 100% from a multitude of interferon-free hepatitis C virus (HCV) clinical trials presented at the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD)... Read more »
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CROI 2012: Hep C Drug Incivek Improves HCV Cure Rate in People With HIV

Results from a small study of 62 co-infected people treated with Incivek showed that 74% had undetectable viral loads at 12 weeks after stopping their hepatitis C treatment, compared to 45% on pegylated interferon + ribavirin alone. About... Read more »
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Anyone out there coinfected w/ HIV/HCV?

Posted by AMERIBOI2003, 3 Replies
New to this site and I would like to talk to anyone who may be coinfected w/ HIV/HCV. Anyone who has gone through treatment for HCV. Can answers some questions that I have to help me weigh all of my considerations for treatment. Read more »

Friends of the HIV and HCV Communities

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Friends of the HIV and HCV Communities:

In preface I want you to understand how fortunate I feel to live
in the United States under the care of excellent physicians and
with access to the medications I need. I have spent many hours
wondering and... Read more »

HIV - HCV risk

Posted by demiurg, 1 Reply
Hi to all of you,

I have a question regarding hiv and hcv as I had a possible exposure in September. I am a healthy male in mid 20ies. On 5th of september I had an anal insertive-receptive intercourse with another man of unknown hiv status.

Symptoms:
A... Read more »

Exposure to HCV *DELETED*

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