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EASL 2016: Portugal's Roll-Out of Hepatitis C DAA Therapy Achieves Impressive Outcomes

Roll-out of hepatitis C therapy using direct-acting antivirals (DAAs) has achieved excellent outcomes in Portugal, data presented to the International Liver Congress in Barcelona shows. Overall, 96% of treated patients had a sustained virological response (SVR) to therapy, with a 100% response rate seen in some sub-groups. Treatment also worked well for people with liver cirrhosis and treatment response was unaffected by HIV coinfection, previous hepatitis C therapy, or older age.

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