Rapid treatment significantly increases HCV cure rate among injection drug users

A rapid treatment model that included a 7-day starter pack of medication significantly increased hepatitis C cure rates among young people who inject drugs, according to a small study.“When a pathogenic infectious disease is diagnosed and well-tolerated curative therapy is available, treatment is typically not delayed,” Benjamin J. Eckhardt, MD, MS, assistant professor of infectious diseases and immunology at the New York University School of Medicine, told Healio.Eckhardt said rapid initiation of treatment can limit the progression of disease, improve treatment outcomes andRead More

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