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Author Topic: Hepatitis C SVR12 vs SVR24: Trusting That We Are Truly Cured  (Read 6682 times)

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Hepatitis C SVR12 vs SVR24: Trusting That We Are Truly Cured
« on: February 09, 2015, 11:59:43 am »
An important blog from Lucinda Porter (lporterrn).

More than 9 out of 10 people will be cured using the current treatments for chronic hepatitis C virus infection. It is thrilling to be told that hepatitis C is no longer detectable in your blood. However, as much as we yearn for those words, sometimes it takes a long time to believe that hepatitis C is gone forever.

The medical term for a successful hepatitis C treatment outcome is sustained viral response (SVR). Undetectable HCV for 24 or more weeks after the end of treatment is an SVR24. Recently, many studies use the term SVR12, meaning that hepatitis C is undetectable for twelve or more weeks after the end of treatment. For those of us had a hard time believing that being viral-free for 24 weeks meant we were cured, then 12 weeks felt unbelievable. Can we trust this?

Read the full blog here...


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