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Way to Cure: Developing Effective Strategies to Promote Adherence to Hepatitis C Therapy among Older Adults

Principal Investigator: Marina Serper, MD

Hepatitis C (HCV) treatment has been revolutionized by the advent of highly effective, but extremely costly drug regimens. Data from clinical trials show >90% cure rates, however, medication adherence and real world cure rates are not known. This research project will test the efficacy of tailored reminders vs. financial incentives compared to usual care to promote medication adherence among a diverse sample of Hepatitis C patients at risk for medication non-adherence, and will determine specific patient characteristics (age, cognitive function) that are associated with medication non-adherence after adjustment by intervention arm. 

Funder: NIA/NIH