Test Your HCV IQ: 5 Quick Questions

March 16, 2018
Patient Care Staff
Patient Care Staff

When to test, how long to treat, what adjustments to make to avoid dangerous drug interactions;  test your HCV IQ with a short quiz on a range of topics.

When to test, how long to treat, adjustments needed to avoid dangerous drug interactions -- test your HCV IQ with a short quiz on a range of topics.

1. What is the shortest duration of treatment that can be used to treat HCV while achieving >95% sustained virologic response rates?A. 6 weeks

B. 8 weeks

C. 12 weeks

D. 24 weeks

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The correct answer is B. 8 weeks

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2. Which of the following tests is not absolutely required prior to initiating treatment for HCV with the direct-acting agents (DAAs):

A. HCV RNA by PCR

B. HCV genotype

C. HCV fibrosis assessment

D. HCV resistance test
 

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The correct answer is D. HCV resistance test

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3. How soon after exposure to HCV can HCV RNA can be detected in the blood using a nucleic acid test (NAT assay)?A. 5 to 7 days after exposure

B. 1 to 2 weeks after exposure

C. 2 to 3 weeks after exposure

D. 3 to 4 weeks after exposure

 

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The correct answer is B. 1 to 2 weeks after exposure

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4. Which one of the following drugs/components of HCV treatments needs to be adjusted if a patient is on medications that are cytochrome p450 3A/4 inducers or inhibitors?A. Sofosbuvir

B. Velpatasvir

C. Paritaprevir

D. Daclatasvir

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The correct answer is D. Daclatasvir (needs to be adjusted if a patient is on medication that induces/inhibits cytochrome p450 3A/4).

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5. Which of the following classes of FDA-approved HCV drugs has a high intrinsic barrier to the development of resistance?A. NS5B non-nucleoside polymerase inhibitors

B. NS5A inhibitors

C. NS3/4A protease inhibitors

D. NS5B nucleoside polymerase inhibitors
 

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The correct answer is D. NS5B nucleoside polymerase inhibitors

 

Resources

Hepatitis C and Primary Care: Introduction

Hepatitis C Report: Tuning in to a Silent Epidemic

Hepatitis C Screening for High Risk Patients

Hepatitis C Report: What Tests to Order

Medicaid Is Tight on Hepatitis C Drug Coverage

Newer Hepatitis C Drugs Mean Direct Action

Hepatitis C Drugs Meet Resistance Issues