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LAY SUMMARY: Direct acting antiviral medications are able to cure Hepatitis C in the majority of patients. The most common genotype of Hepatitis C in Europe and the United States is genotype 1a or 1b and most clinical trials focused on these genotypes. We report that in a group of African patients, most of them had unusual (non-1a/1b) genotype 1 subtypes, and that the cure rate in these unusual genotypes was lower than in genotypes 1a and 1b.

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J Hepatol

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Africa, Antiviral Therapy, Hepatitis C, Treatment Failures