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Author Topic: Harvoni Also Works Well For Less-Common Geno's 3/6  (Read 6411 times)

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Harvoni Also Works Well For Less-Common Geno's 3/6
« on: November 18, 2014, 12:28:26 pm »
Genotype 1 is the most common strain of hep C around the world, with all other genotypes together making up a little more than half of the remaining cases. Genotype 3 is most common in Asian countries. Because of that, drug trials often overlook less common HCV strains, such as genotypes 2, 4, 5 and 6, which are most common in developing nations.

However, a new study shows the latest hep C treatments may work across different genotypes. The trial shows that 12 weeks of Gilead Sciences’ Harvoni (ledipasvir/sofosbuvir) plus ribavirin cured 73-89% of people with genotype 3 of hepatitis C virus.

In addition, 96% of people with genotype 6 were cured without ribavirin.

Read: http://www.hepmag.com/articles/hepatitis_genotypes_mapped_out_2831_25957.shtml


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