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Author Topic: Experimental Hepatitis C Vaccine Does Not Prevent Chronic Infection  (Read 853 times)

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An investigation two-part vaccine was unable to prevent chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection in a clinical trial, though it did appear to stimulate T-cell activity against the virus, researchers reported at the IDWeek 2019 conference this month in Washington, DC.

Around a quarter of people who acquire HCV are able to clear the virus spontaneously without treatment and never develop chronic, or long-term, infection lasting more than six months. Among those who do develop chronic infection, new direct-acting antivirals can cure almost everyone with two or three months of treatment.

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