IR is now known to be a major factor in people unable to clear the virus. IR along with diabetes seems to interfere with the way interferon works. I was told last week by my hepdoc that there are a couple of papers now out on just that topic. As far as the new PI's We here in USA believe they will be avalible in less than 2 years. Then again the same problem may exist for people with IR or diabetes. If that is the case the only thing a person can do is live as liver friendly as possible and try to fend off the virus.
Hello Peter, and welcome to the forum. I cannot speak to the IR question, however I advise you to insist on the vaccines for Hep A and B. Your liver is already compromised by Hep C and the last thing you need is further liver damage from a new infection.
Its just as well that you have stopped biting peoples' heads off as that is high risk behavior that could involve blood-to-blood contact ;-)
To know more about insulin resistant which many heppers are you can go to the top of the page click on people and over to the right of the page you will see nicknames type in CoWriter and her name will come up click on her name Read her posts and her excellent info on insulin resistance in her posts and journals best wishes to you for a third time charm to SVR when the time is right You need a Glucose test and a Insulin test both are blood tests post your results and I or someone will come back with your HOMA score you will need to fast before the tests at least 14 hours very important to get a true reading Baja