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Iran J Virol 2020, 14(1): 66-79 Back to browse issues page
Combating Hepatitis C (HCV): A Review of Present and Future Perspectives
Muhammad Shahzaib *, Ehsan Ul Haq
Department of Biotechnology, University of Sargodha (UOS), Sargodha, Pakistan
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Over the past few decades, the race against the treatment strategies of infectious HCV has gained a lot of momentum. These treatments include several therapies like Ribavirin, INF-α, DAA based pro-drugs, vaccines, and even naturally occurring compounds like herbal extracts as well as scorpion venom. All of these drugs have their specialized techniques and methodologies of administration such as combinatorial therapies of several of these drugs combined that are proving highly useful and constantly evolving along with the technological evolution. The main problems that are associated with combating Hepatitis C include the phenomenon of drug resistance and highly diverse genotypes of HCV. In this review, we have tried to discuss the overall research on these treatment methods and their basic ups and downsides of each briefly.
Keywords: Hepatitis C, HCV, Ribavirin therapy, Interferon therapy, HCV vaccines
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Type of Study: Review article | Subject: General
Received: 2020/05/2 | Accepted: 2020/06/21 | Published: 2020/06/21
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Shahzaib M, Ul Haq E. Combating Hepatitis C (HCV): A Review of Present and Future Perspectives. Iran J Virol 2020; 14 (1) :66-79
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