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Can Hep C go away

Just yesterday my mom calls me to say that she doesn't have Hep C anymore. Obviously I thought that it was impossible to go away. Earlier they toll her that she had it for a very long time and now it's just gone.
Please someone tell me if it's possible.

Plus she hasn't taking any treatment at all and it's gone. PLus shes a very ill person so her immune system is not the strongest.
PLease help
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i have read of this happening, although very rare.
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I have yet to hear of anyone who had HepC - to not test positive for HepC antibodies.

I could be wrong - but I just don't think it goes away completely --- I have not heard that there is a "CURE" for HepC yet.

But I'd love to know -  cause I'd love to have hope that I will one day be able to donate my organs, etc.

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This happened to a good friend of mine - she spontaneously cleared after having the virus for many years.  In her words "They can't find it".  I believe It can happen - but I'm always worried that her virus is just being suppressed somehow and that it could always resurface.  But maybe that's as good as it ever gets(?).
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Yes, your body can clear itself of hep c.  I had hep c...saw my hepatologist a few days ago and they said my body had cleared itself of the virus.  The female doc that gave me the news said it was a first for her.  My hepatologist then came in to give me the good news "again" and said it does happen in up to 10% of people with hep c.  I was so afrraid of the interferon treatments and feel very blessed.  
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I have had Hep C for 10+ years. I have never received any treatment for the virus. I changed my PCP because I moved recently and he did blood work and tested for HCV. I got my test results back today. They were negative  for Hep C. I don't understand how this could happen. I will get a second opinion but if this true.... I don't know I am still in shock.
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did you have a test to determine your viral load 10 years ago? it may be possible that you tested positive for HCV antibodies. 20% infected with HCV clear on their own, however will always test positive for antibodies.....that could be a possibility?
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