Hi Joy, aaaaaaaaa, that's just the same old tired mantra that the US FDA uses for GT 2's. Europe I believe years ago figured out you can cure GT 2's with sofosbuvir and daclatasvir without ribavirin.
I have read that the only reason this persists as the "approved" treatment for GT 2's is that there are so few of us (relative to the other genotypes) that none of the big outfits have decided it was worthwhile to invest the money to test out the efficacy of dac and sof on GT2s, so the ribavirin recommendations remain just because of cheapness and the lack of investment in trials on GT 2's.
Unless there is some aggravating condition , like cirrhosis or something, I believe GT2s can do fine without ribavirin. I am, I was clear at 4 weeks without it.
GT 2b; since 80's, no prior tx, sofosbuvir and daclatasvir compounded from API's at Kingswood Pharmacy in Sydney, started tx nov 6,2015, undetected at 4 wks, UND at 8 weeks, UND at 1 week after EOT, UND at 4 weeks after EOT and UND at 8 weeks after EOT. " I feel GOOD!! I knew that I WOULD!"