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Hepatitis C has six different genotypes. Each genotype has different genetic material, and some respond to medicine better than others. In the U.S., genotype 1 is the most common. It makes up about 75% of all U.S. cases.

The FDA approved ledipasvir-sofosbuvir (Harvoni) to treat hepatitis C genotypes 1, 4, 5, and 6 in adults and children.

Your doctor can also prescribe it if you have hep C along with:

  • HIV
  • Cirrhosis (if you have only genotype 1)
  • A liver transplant (if you have genotype 1 or 4)

SOURCES:

CDC: “Hepatitis C Questions and Answers for the Public.”

Infohep.org: “Hepatitis C treatment factsheet: Harvoni (sofosbuvir + ledipasvir).”

Hepatitis C Online: “Ledipasvir-Sofosbuvir (Harvoni).”

Merck Manual: “Overview of Chronic Hepatitis.”

The Hepatitis Trust: “Harvoni.”

Treatment Action Group: “Harvoni Fact Sheet.”

University of Maryland School of Pharmacy: “Transferability of Economic Evaluation Studies: Is There a Generally Accepted Alternative Price Benchmark to the Wac Price?”

Hepatitis C Online: "Ledipasvir-Sofosbuvir (Harvoni)."

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs: “Viral Hepatitis and Liver Disease.”

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on May 30, 2020

SOURCES:

CDC: “Hepatitis C Questions and Answers for the Public.”

Infohep.org: “Hepatitis C treatment factsheet: Harvoni (sofosbuvir + ledipasvir).”

Hepatitis C Online: “Ledipasvir-Sofosbuvir (Harvoni).”

Merck Manual: “Overview of Chronic Hepatitis.”

The Hepatitis Trust: “Harvoni.”

Treatment Action Group: “Harvoni Fact Sheet.”

University of Maryland School of Pharmacy: “Transferability of Economic Evaluation Studies: Is There a Generally Accepted Alternative Price Benchmark to the Wac Price?”

Hepatitis C Online: "Ledipasvir-Sofosbuvir (Harvoni)."

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs: “Viral Hepatitis and Liver Disease.”

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on May 30, 2020

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