At the Edge of a Miracle: The Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) Epidemic in Malaysia. Rahman F. (2017)


The hepatitis C virus (HCV) has long since been a neglected disease, given long latency periods before any chronic illness manifests, and the low cure rate and numerous side effects of the pegylated interferon-ribavirin treatment (hereinafter PEGINF). However, of late, given the development of revolutionary drugs called direct-acting antivirals (DAAs) that can cure the disease in as little as 8 weeks, international interest, and with it, international financial investment, has peaked.

Keywords: HIV/HCV, co-infection, diagnostic, testing, treatment


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