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Can Hcv Be Cured
Yes,late 2013?: Right now people with hcv genotype 3 have about a 70% cure rate with peg-ifn plus Ribavirin for 24 weeks. This is lower if they have cirrhosis. Gilead will file an nda with the fda soon for their new pill, sofosbuvir, combined with the pill ribavirin, for 12 weeks in genotype 3. The cure rates are about 60%. Higher cure rates may occur if ifn is added in. Talk with a hepatitis c specialist. ...Read more
Hepatitis c is a virus that replicates (makes copies of itself) in the human liver. People can be infected by exposure to even very small amounts of blood. Over 20 to 40 years it can cause scarring of the liver, and severe scarring is called cirrhosis. People can be tested for exposure with an antibody test. If that is positive, they need a test for the virus itself ...Read more
>95%: With the new medications recently approved, greater than 95%. ...Read more
After one month of a 6month treatment for hep c genotype3 my HCV is undetectable and no viral load detectable! Does that mean im cured?
No: It is great that you are viral titers are undetectable at this point but it is too early to say it is a cure. Finished entire course of treatment as this gives you the greatest likelihood of success. I know that it is uncomfortable, nauseating and feels like the flu, but you already made it through part of the treatment and it only made sense to finish and guarantee a greater chance of cure. ...Read more
My wife has no problem on liver function test, her HCV RNA result was 6.5 iu/ml. She does not have any symptoms at all. Is she cured from hcv?
Diagonised nafld my height 6 feet weight 80 kgs -ve hbsag, hcv, HIV will it get cured also iam not diabetic? Does it progress to more serious problems
Potential: Nafld is one of the most common liver issues largely due to obesity. It is however reversible if one is to take measures in wt loss and healthy habits. New england journal of medicine has also published a study on the effect of vit e 400iu 2x/day with some significant impact in reducing inflammation to the liver. Otherwise you would need to f/u with a GI specialist. ...Read more
Father 61yrs has HCV 10yrs. Now hcc stage 4.After tests doc told that curative methods not suitable and tace suggested. Who eligible for cure methods?
Go to a cancer ctr: I would suggest you see someone at a dedicated cancer center. There are many curative and palliative treatments for hcc. Tace is one treatment where chemotherapy is injected directly into the tumor through the artery. Seek out a cancer center that has oncologists, surgeons, and interventional radiologists working together to provide the best solution. ...Read more