Published in AIDS Weekly, May 16th, 2005
"We estimate that only one-third of patients coinfected with hepatitis C virus (HCV) and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) are eligible for therapy for HCV with interferon (IFN) and ribavirin, and, of those who are eligible, two-thirds decline treatment. To date we have initiated treatment with IFN and ribavirin for 8% of coinfected patients evaluated, and <1% of patients have had a sustained virological response," according to investigators in the United States.
"During this process, we have identified many problems that significantly limit our ability to initiate and...
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