She was kind enough to sit down for an interview to provide some insight into the practice and treatment of hepatitis patients, considering May is Hepatitis Awareness Month.
MDCalc: It has been an exciting couple years in your field, with the discovery of a Hepatitis C cure, an area of your research (PMID: 27047770). What should docs know about these cures?
Gina Choi: The new treatments for hepatitis C are very safe and effective with minimal side effects. Treatment duration is also short, ranging from 8-24 weeks, depending on the type of hepatitis C, or genotype, and the presence of cirrhosis.
MDC: Who should doctors screen and refer for Hepatitis C? What’s the best way for them to do so?