What does HCV stand for?

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What does HCV stand for?

Most people who get infected with hepatitis C virus (HCV) develop a chronic, or lifelong, infection. Left untreated, chronic hepatitis C can cause serious health problems, including liver damage, cirrhosis, liver cancer, and even death.

WHO guidelines HCV treatment?

However, when HCV infection becomes chronic, treatment is necessary. The goal of hepatitis C treatment is to cure the disease. WHO recommends therapy with pan-genotypic direct-acting antivirals (DAAs) for all adults, adolescents and children down to 3 years of age with chronic hepatitis C infection.

What is the cost of hep C treatment?

But they come at a price — a steep one. A 2018 study found that a single pill of one hepatitis C drug cost $1,000. The total was $84,000 for its 12-week course of treatment. Another drug cost $23,600 per month.

How can I get hep C treatment for free?

Patient assistance programs (PAPs) offer free hepatitis C drugs to lower-income people who are uninsured or underinsured, and who do not qualify for insurance programs such as Medicaid or Medicare.

Can miravirsen treat hepatitis C virus (HCV)?

Sign in To the Editor: Janssen et al. (May 2 issue) 1 report on a study of the anti–microRNA-122 agent miravirsen to treat hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. Four groups (three that received miravirsen and one that received placebo) of nine patients were treated for 29 days.

What is miravirsen used to treat?

Miravirsen is an antimiR developed by Santaris Pharma and was the first drug that targets miRNA, which advanced to clinical trials. Efficacy studies in HCV infected chimpanzee with 12 weekly intravenous dosing with miravirsen found a marked and lasting decline of the viral titer [95].

What are the clinical trials currently being conducted on miravirsen?

Miravirsen is currently undergoing a phase 2 trial. Another compound, RG-101 produced by Regulus Therapeutics, is also currently in phase 2 clinical trials.