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Author Topic: For Many With Hepatitis C, Shortening Treatment Time Works  (Read 3549 times)

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For Many With Hepatitis C, Shortening Treatment Time Works
« on: December 10, 2018, 11:04:00 am »
The standard 12 weeks of direct-acting antiviral (DAA) treatment may be excessively long for many people seeking a cure of hepatitis C virus (HCV).

Presenting their findings at the Annual Meeting of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases in San Francisco, researchers have thus far enrolled 22 people with HCV in a study that tested what is known as modeling-based response-guided therapy. This involves monitoring the HCV viral load of participants while they are on DAA treatment and using mathematical models to predict what treatment length would suffice to cure the virus.

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https://www.hepmag.com/article/many-hepatitis-c-shortening-treatment-time-works

 


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