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Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Ribavirin Helps Early Hepatitis C Treatment in People with HIV
If detected and treated during the acute or early stages of HCV infection, overall sustained response rates are very high with pegylated interferon alone. But HIV positive people typically do not respond as well to interferon and may need more intensive treatment for acute hepatitis C. Ribavirin is known to reduce the risk of post-treatment relapse and therefore raise the odds of a cure.