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2022 Jul 27

BMC Infect Dis



Impact of direct-acting antiviral treatment of hepatitis C on the quality of life of adults in Ukraine.


Benade M, Rosen S, Antoniak S, Chasela C, Stopolianska Y, Barnard T, Gandhi MM, Ivanchuk I, Tretiakov V, Dible J, Minior T, Chew KW, van der Horst C, Tsenilova Z, Sanne I
BMC Infect Dis. 2022 Jul 27; 22(1):650.
PMID: 35896987.


Direct-acting antivirals (DAAs) are highly effective in achieving sustained virologic response among those with chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. Quality of life (QOL) benefits for an HCV-infected population with high numbers of people who inject drugs and people living with HIV (PLHIV) in Eastern Europe have not been explored. We estimated such benefits for Ukraine.