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Cure, or sustained virologic response (SVR12), is defined as undetectable levels of HCV in the blood at 12 weeks after completion of therapy.4,5
Deaths from complications related to Hep C have increased. Patients with untreated Hep C have an increased rate of death and lower life expectancy—but cure is possible.4,6-12
More people die from Hep C–related complications than from HIV.8-11,13-15,a
aExtended from: Ly KN et al. Ann Internal Med. 2012;156(4):271-278.
The mean age of Hep C patients who died between 2006-2010.7
51%51% of Hep C–related deaths in 2013 occurred among persons aged 55 to 64 years.4