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Does hepatitis C have a cure?

Does hepatitis C have a cure?

Possibly: There are several treatments, but depending on the person and the strain of virus, not everyone is cured. ...Read more

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Dr. Camilla Graham
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Hepatitis C (Definition)

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


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Can I be cured of hepatitis c?

Can I be cured of hepatitis c?

Yes: Depending on the genotype, the cure rate can be over 90%. New medications make treatment easier and the results better. ...Read more

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Can hepatitis C really be cured?

Can hepatitis C really be cured?

Yes: yes there are medications available to cure it. they are not 100%, but newer meds are becoming available, with very high success rates ...Read more

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What do you think of the new hepatitis C expensive cure?

Game changing: These drugs . Although expensive, are amazingly effective with minimal side effects. Some patients can take for as little as 8 weeks ...Read more

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22 years old got diagnosed with hepatitis C two years ever since that's all I think about I'm very terrified but I here of a new cure?

Hep c treatment: There are both new and older hepatitis C treatments that can lead to cure. You should see your doc to see if you have active hep C, or if you have been exposed, but have no liver damage and no active virus. Olysio (simeprevir) and Solvadi are two new oral medications that can be used to treat most patients with hep C. To determine the right medication(s) for you see a hepatologist ASAP. ...Read more

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What is the latest cure for hepatitis c?

What is the latest cure for hepatitis c?

Several new meds: Theres a lot of excitement surrounding several new medications for hep c genotype i. The most exciting is solvaldi (sobosbuvir) in combination with ledipasvir. Its not yet fda approved but we anticipate it being marketed within the next 12 months. Its a once daily tablet. The cure rate is 90% plus. This is an interferon free regimen. This will revolutionize the treatment for hep c. ...Read more

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Reading the news on cnn and i saw they got a cure for hepatitis C I have hepatitis C is this true ? Its a new drug they said ?

Yes: We've been able to cure hepatitis c for several years now, but the treatments were difficult. Two new drugs approved in the last month make it much easier. However, each must currently be taken with interferon, so at best, you have to put up with interferon side effects for 3 months. In the fall of 2014, we may have regimens that don't require interferon. ...Read more

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Can there be a natural cure for hepatitis c?

Can there be a natural cure for hepatitis c?

No: There is no and likely will never be a natural cure. Harvoni is a cure we already have ...Read more

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Dr. Jay Park
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Hepatitis (Definition)

Hepatitis is an inflammatory condition of the liver. Almost all cases are caused by viruses--most commonly hepatitis A, hepatitis B, and hepatitis C--or by toxins such as alcohol. With hepatitis, the liver will swell and not work properly, failing to rid the ...Read more