Treatment Options

Therapy Goals

The primary goal of treatment is to eradicate the virus from the body and achieve what is known as a Sustained Virological Response (SVR). SVR is defined as having no detectable amounts of the HCV virus in the patient’s blood 6 months after the completion of therapy and is considered as a cure for HCV.

Further objectives are to prevent, reduce or even reverse the progression of hepatic lesions, reduce the risk of HCC and improve health-related quality of life (HRQL). Currently, the best indicator of effective treatment is an SVR, defined by the absence of detectable HCV RNA in serum (as shown by a sensitive qualitative HCV RNA assay with a lower limit of detection of 50 IU/mL or less) at 24 weeks after the end of treatment. 

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