HCV and HIV: Amazing Progress
1. In North America, Western Europe, Australia, and other “resource-rich” countries, an individual infected today with HIV has an “essentially” normal life expectancy as a result of combination antiretroviral therapy.
2. HCV can be eradicated in approximately 95% of HCV-monoinfected and 90% of HCV/HIV-coinfected persons after only 12 weeks of therapy. This is especially amazing, since the drugs used to achieve the over 90% cure (eradication) rates were not even US FDA-approved 1 year ago.