Is HCV anything like hiv?

HCV can be cured. Our goal in treating HIV is to suppress the virus and help build the immune system back up. If people take their meds they can potentially have a normal lifespan. But we do not know how to eradicate HIV from the body's cells. Hepatitis c can be eradicated, or cured. And it has a finite duration of treatment (24 to 48 weeks now). Both require combination drugs and careful adherence.
Yes and No. They are contracted in similar manner but the consequential disease of the infection are entirely different.