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Title: In Very Rare Cases, Some Hep C May Remain After a Cure
Post by: Hep Editors on October 18, 2019, 10:45:36 am
In extremely rare instances, people with HIV who have ostensibly been cured of hepatitis C virus (HCV) may retain very low levels of the virus for some time afterward, aidsmap reports. However, such persistent virus has not been tied to liver damage.

Publishing their findings in Nature Scientific Reports, a research team led by Antonio Rivero-Juárez, MD, of Unidad de Enfermedades Infecciosas in Córdoba, Spain, conducted a prospective longitudinal study of 123 people with HIV and HCV coinfection who were treated for hep C between 2015 and 2018 at hospitals in the Andalusia region of Spain.

All participants had achieved a sustained virologic response—an undetectable hep C viral load—24 weeks after completing therapy, which is known as an SVR24 and is considered a cure. More than 12 months had passed since all achieved this benchmark.