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August 31, 2010

Genetic Factor Strongly Predicts Response to Hep C Therapy

POZ - Treatment News: "HIV-positive people with an inherited mutation in a specific gene are far more likely to respond to hepatitis C virus (HCV) therapy than people without the mutation, according to a study published online August 30 in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases. Testing for the gene could help identify those most—and least—likely to benefit from HCV treatment."