Top 3 Hep C Studies for Primary Care

January 18, 2018

Highlights of 3 studies from 2017 that support the role of PCPs in HCV infection treatment, including prescribing direct-acting antiviral agents.

Three recent studies show the value of using direct-acting antiviral (DAA) agents to treat patients infected with hepatitis C virus (HCV), including treatment by primary care physicians: The majority of patients infected with HCV can be safely, effectively managed in a primary care setting.HCV viral load after four weeks of treatment with DAAs predicts sustained virologic response (SVR) in a real-world clinical setting.DAA therapy with sofosbuvir-based combinations safely and effectively treats HCV infection in patients with early-stage chronic kidney disease