I believe it depends on pre-tx viral load and being non-detectible at week 4, but I know more about geno 1's so maybe others will chime in. But if memory
serves me correct, one of the short
course studies did 12 weeks with Peg Intron but 16 weeks with Pegasys. You and your doctor might want to take that into consideration.
That quote on viruses was from Dr. Zhang, not me. As to viruses being alive or not, I assume they're alive since we kill them, don't we LOL.