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Hi,i'm 37 yr mom of 4,last year diag with hcv geno type 3, pls advise if sovaldi + ribv is effective for me & how many weeks should i take it. thank u?

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Dr. Andrew Seibert
Gastroenterology 36 years experience
Sovaldi: Sovaldi, in conjunction with ribavirin, is effective in treating hepatitis C genotype 3. Sustained response rates have been reported ranging from 60 to 93%, depending on whether you have had previous treatment attempts and whether or not you already have cirrhosis. The usual treatment length with type 3 is 24 weeks. There are very few side effects. I would recommend getting an evaluation!
Dr. Dominic Riganotti
Infectious Disease 26 years experience
Yes: Yes its indicated and perfect. 24 weeks and your done!

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