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Activist Guide to Hepatitis C Virus Diagnostics

The purpose of this new publication is to provide information for you and your community. The Activist Guide aims to provide a deeper focus on diagnosis with updated information about the steps and different technologies involved in diagnosing a person with hepatitis C.
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HCV Genotypes

February 2017 What are genotypes? A genotype is a way to put the hepatitis C virus (HCV) into categories based on similar genes. It’s important to know and understand HCV genotypes because different genotypes respond differently to medicines that treat…

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Viekira XR and Technivie Fact Sheet

Updated February 2017 The goal of hepatitis C virus (HCV) treatment is a cure (when there is no HCV in a person’s bloodstream at least 12 weeks after treatment is finished). What is Viekira XR? Viekira XR is a combination…

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Epclusa Fact Sheet

Epclusa is a fixed-dose combination of two HCV-fighting drugs (sofosbuvir and velpatasvir) in one pill. In the United States, Epclusa is approved for people with all hepatitis C genotypes (1–6) who are 18 years of age and older.
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Zepatier Fact Sheet

Zepatier is two hepatitis C virus-fighting drugs in one tablet. These drugs block different steps of the virus lifecycle. In the United States, Zepatier is approved for people who are over 18 years old with hepatitis C genotype 1 or genotype 4.
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Solvaldi Fact Sheet

Sovaldi (sofosbuvir) is an HCV-fighting drug that must be used with other drugs. In the United States, Sovaldi is approved for people with hepatitis C genotypes 1, 2, 3, or 4 who are over 18 years old.
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Daklinza Fact Sheet

Daklinza (daclatasvir) is an HCV-fighting drug that blocks different steps of the virus life cycle. In the United States, Daklinza is approved for people over 18 years old who have HCV genotype 1 or genotype 3 (although it has been used in other genotypes).
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