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can a person be cured from hepatitis C?
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Hepatitis C can often be clinically resolved; the term ‘cure’ is rather ambiguous, unfortunately. Do you have HCV?

Bill
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many of the top hepatologist are now using the word cured. so to answer your question yes HCV can be "cured"
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Conclusions: Sustained virological response to PEG-IFN and ribavirin is maintained in 99% of patients during long-term follow-up. Late virological relapse occurred within 1 year after SVR and, from a clinical perspective, patients can be considered cured of infection after this period.



http://hepatitiscnewdrugs.blogspot.com/2010/03/sustained-virological-responsesvr-to.html
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I would say the short answer is a definite YES.

A cure is not simple, painless or a sure thing, but there are many here that are cured. I am using the word "cured" here to be synonymous with "SVR", meaning that the virus is no longer replicating in your liver and cousing continued damage.

You can learn a lot more here and at other sites, notably:
http://www.janis7hepc.com/
http://www.hcvadvocate.org/hepatitis/factsheets_pdf/pocket%20guide%20WEB.pdf

Brent
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