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INTERFERON ALFA-2b (in ter FEER on AL fa 2 b) is a man-made protein. Natural interferons are produced in the body to help the immune system fight viral infections and certain cancer growths. This medicine has similar actions to natural interferons and is used to treat AIDS-related Kaposi's sarcoma, certain types of hepatitis or certain cancers. This medicine may also be used to treat genital or perianal warts. Compare interferon alphas.

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What Is the Best Treatment for Hepatitis C?

Dr. Sharon Orrange - July 23, 2014

The Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) can cause both acute and chronic hepatitis. Of the Americans with hepatitis C, 70 – 90 percent have genotype 1 hep C. Chronic HCV infection often follows a progressive course over many years and can ultimately result in cirrhosis, liver (hepatocellular) cancer, and the need for liver transplantation.

Chronic hepatitis C is treatable. Yes, treatable. The goal of treatment is to eradicate the hepatitis C virus RNA, and if you have undetectable HCV RNA 6 months after treatment then we say you have achieved a sustained virologic response (SVR). See More

Get Tested: Rapid Testing Now Available for Hepatitis C

The GoodRx Pharmacist - May 30, 2014

National Hepatitis Testing Day in the United States was this month, and you might be surprised how easy it is to get tested. Many tests which used to be performed only by doctors and conducted in labs are now available to the public—including the OraQuick HCV rapid antibody test made by OraSure Technologies, Inc. for the hepatitis C Virus. The test is FDA approved for detecting hepatitis C virus antibodies using a finger stick (and a typical blood draw). See More

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