Management of Treatment-Naïve Genotypes 2 and 3 HCV Infection

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D The recommended duration of therapy for HCV genotype 2 infection with peginterferon and ribavirin is 12 weeks.

This answer is incorrect. Although some studies suggest a subset of individuals with genotype 2 infection may clear their infection with just 12 weeks of therapy other studies suggest this duration can result in greater viral relapse, therefore the standard duration is 24 weeks.

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A HCV genotype 2 infection is generally associated with higher sustained virologic response rates compared with other HCV genotypes.
B Treatment with peginterferon and ribavirin should last 48 weeks to optimize response rates in genotype 2.
C Weight-based dosing of ribavirin is mandatory for optimal response with genotype 2.

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