Amid global calls to eliminate viral hepatitis, efforts are underway to screen asymptomatic adults for hepatitis C and overcome barriers to treatment.
A 24-year-old woman is evaluated for a 6-week history of weight loss, fever, night sweats, and productive cough, with recently increasing malaise and fatigue. She works in a state prison. She takes no medications. Following a physical exam and other tests, what is the most appropriate initial treatment?