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Hepatitis C Main Forums => Hepatitis C and HIV Coinfection => Topic started by: Hep Editors on January 18, 2018, 10:29:55 am

Title: 8 Weeks of Harvoni Is a Good Option for Acute Hep C in Those With HIV
Post by: Hep Editors on January 18, 2018, 10:29:55 am
People with HIV who have recently contracted hepatitis C virus (HCV) stand an excellent chance of achieving a cure of the latter virus with eight weeks of Harvoni (ledipasvir/sofosbuvir) treatment, aidsmap reports. This is according to a recent small study of HIV-positive men who likely predominantly contracted hep C sexually.

Researchers from the SWIFT-C trial enrolled 27 HIV-positive men, who had a median age of 46, at multiple sites in the United States. The men were all acutely infected with hep C, meaning they had a new positive HCV viral load test within six months of a previous negative test or recently had detectable hep C plus an elevation in their liver enzymes.