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Does hepatitis C have a cure?

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Dr. George Valdez
Family Medicine
5 doctors agree

In brief: Possibly

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

In brief: Possibly

There are several treatments, but depending on the person and the strain of virus, not everyone is cured.
Dr. George Valdez
Dr. George Valdez
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Dr. Jeffrey Crespin
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Many patient with hepatitis c can be cured with current medications.
These are usually a combination of incivek, victrelis, (boceprevir) Pegasys and ribavarin. However, not all patients can be cured and other patients have cirrhosis where the medicines do not work as well.

In brief: Yes

Many patient with hepatitis c can be cured with current medications.
These are usually a combination of incivek, victrelis, (boceprevir) Pegasys and ribavarin. However, not all patients can be cured and other patients have cirrhosis where the medicines do not work as well.
Dr. Jeffrey Crespin
Dr. Jeffrey Crespin
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Dr. Camilla Graham
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes, unlike HIV

Unlike HIV or hepatitis b, hepatitis c can be eliminated from the body and is considered curable.
Over the next few years we will have many more treatment options that should increase the chance that most people will be able to be cured. Stay in touch with your hepatitis c specialist and see if there is anything you can do to stay healthy (such as do not drink alcohol) in the meantime.

In brief: Yes, unlike HIV

Unlike HIV or hepatitis b, hepatitis c can be eliminated from the body and is considered curable.
Over the next few years we will have many more treatment options that should increase the chance that most people will be able to be cured. Stay in touch with your hepatitis c specialist and see if there is anything you can do to stay healthy (such as do not drink alcohol) in the meantime.
Dr. Camilla Graham
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