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Thanks for the link Cinnamon.  It's a great piece.



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Exactly....and a testing program. As with hiv a true assessment of the size of the problem would be a huge piece of solving some big issues. How many of us were surprised that we tested positive? Need to find how big it is first

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Yes I agree, Rubye, it makes perfect sense to treat the patient groups who are most likely to continue spreading HCV, it`s good to see such forward thinking.

Thanks for commenting.  smile



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I'm impressed that they recommend prioritizing those who are currently injecting drugs, a population that is written off most of the time. I think this is great and hopefully this group will be able to treat soon. I know a lot of people are against it but just look at what's happening in Indiana.

"Treatment should also be prioritised for people at increased risk for onward transmission of HCV, including people who are currently injecting drugs, gay and bisexual men with high-risk sexual practices and women who wish to get pregnant."



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Here`s an article which sets out the recommendations in a more easily readable form...

http://www.aidsmap.com/New-EASL-guidelines-prioritise-interferon-free-hepatitis-C-treatment/page/2965042/



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 Wednesday, April 22, 201

The European Association for the Study of the Liver has issued new guidelines for hepatitis C.

These EASL Recommendations on Treatment of Hepatitis C are intended to assist physicians and other healthcare providers, as well as patients and other interested individuals, in the clinical decision-making process by describing the optimal management of patients with acute and chronic HCV infections.

Several versions of the Guidelines in pdf form, as eBooks and eTools, can be found here

 



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SVR Nov 2011 --> Still UND @ EOT + 4 yrs.

 

 

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