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Spotlight Series on Hepatitis C

2014 HIV/Hepatitis C Coinfection Update

February 7, 2014

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A New Tide Approaches

A New Tide Approaches

Simeprevir and sofosbuvir both represent a further step in the evolution of more effective, less-toxic HCV treatment options. But they, too, are just the beginning. Numerous direct-acting antiretrovirals are currently moving through the latter stage of the development pipeline, suggesting that the treatment landscape by early 2015 may look as different from the present as the present does from just a few years earlier.

For the notoriously hard-to-treat HCV genotype 1 in particular, Cox states: "It's hard to predict, but right now in advanced testing, there are some combinations that are inteferon-sparing" yet have very high sustained virologic response rates -- and may not even require the use of ribavirin.






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