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Is HCV anything like hiv?
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Dr. Camilla Graham
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
2 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Camilla Graham
Dr. Camilla Graham
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Dr. Jason Hemming
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes and No
They are contracted in similar manner but the consequential disease of the infection are entirely different.

In brief: Yes and No
They are contracted in similar manner but the consequential disease of the infection are entirely different.
Dr. Jason Hemming
Dr. Jason Hemming
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