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  1. Levine, Cheryl D. PhD, RN, FNP
  2. Ghalib, Reem H. MD


Chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection affects more than 4 million people in the United States and 170 million people in the world, making it a major public health problem. Currently, about one half of the patients undergoing hepatitis C treatment do not experience a sustained viral response. With time, this high nonresponse rate has created a large pool of such patients (nonresponders), many of whom have advanced fibrosis or cirrhosis. Patients who are selected for re-treatment need healthcare providers with experience, knowledge, and the time available to manage the side effects to maximize adherence to therapy. This article discusses the assessment of patients being re-treated for HCV and approaches to caring for this patient population.