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Suggest treatment for Hepatitis C post child birth

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Posted on Fri, 11 Dec 2015
Question: My wife is infected by Hepatitis C Virus during the time of her pregnancy(present age of my kid is 9 months) attached the test results of HCV virus(3 months before). When does she need to take treatment?is there any specific treatment? How effective is hepatitis C treatment?Can I have sex with her without infecting?How much is the treatment costs?does this treatment comes under general health insurance policy?
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Answered by Dr. Sheetal Verma (6 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Monitoring recommended before treatment.

Detailed Answer:
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Thanks for your query at the HCM.

Regular laboratory monitoring is recommended in the setting of acute HCV infection. Monitoring HCV RNA (eg, every 4 weeks to 8 weeks) for 6 months to 12 months is also recommended to determine spontaneous clearance of HCV infection versus persistence of infection.Counseling is recommended for patients with acute HCV infection to avoid hepatotoxic insults, including hepatotoxic drugs (eg, acetaminophen) and alcohol consumption, and to reduce the risk of HCV transmission to others.or patients in whom HCV infection spontaneously clears, treatment is NOT recommended.Daily daclatasvir (60 mg*) and sofosbuvir (400 mg) for 12 weeks (no cirrhosis) or 24 weeks with or without weight-based RBV (1000 mg [<75 kg] to 1200 mg [>75 kg]) (cirrhosis) is recommended for treatment-naive patients with HCV genotype 1a infection. The cost of treatment can be from 1.2 lakh to 1.8 crores. Practice barrier method for intercourse to prevent infection. Whether it is covered by healthy insurance depends upon your agency.


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Brief Answer: Monitoring recommended before treatment. Detailed Answer: Hi Thanks for your query at the HCM. Regular laboratory monitoring is recommended in the setting of acute HCV infection. Monitoring HCV RNA (eg, every 4 weeks to 8 weeks) for 6 months to 12 months is also recommended to determine spontaneous clearance of HCV infection versus persistence of infection.Counseling is recommended for patients with acute HCV infection to avoid hepatotoxic insults, including hepatotoxic drugs (eg, acetaminophen) and alcohol consumption, and to reduce the risk of HCV transmission to others.or patients in whom HCV infection spontaneously clears, treatment is NOT recommended.Daily daclatasvir (60 mg*) and sofosbuvir (400 mg) for 12 weeks (no cirrhosis) or 24 weeks with or without weight-based RBV (1000 mg [<75 kg] to 1200 mg [>75 kg]) (cirrhosis) is recommended for treatment-naive patients with HCV genotype 1a infection. The cost of treatment can be from 1.2 lakh to 1.8 crores. Practice barrier method for intercourse to prevent infection. Whether it is covered by healthy insurance depends upon your agency. Hope I answered your query. Rating and review will be appreciated. Dr Sheetal Verma