Avatar universal
health
can a person be cured from hepatitis C?
Cancel
4 Answers
4 Answers
Page 1 of 1
87972 tn?1322664839
Hepatitis C can often be clinically resolved; the term ‘cure’ is rather ambiguous, unfortunately. Do you have HCV?

Bill
Comment
Cancel
87972 tn?1322664839
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
Avatar universal
many of the top hepatologist are now using the word cured. so to answer your question yes HCV can be "cured"
Comment
Cancel
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
Avatar universal
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
Comment
Cancel
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
338734 tn?1377163768
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
Comment
Cancel
338734 tn?1377163768
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
Your Answer
Avatar universal
Answer
Know how to answer? Tap here to leave your answer...
Answer
Submit Answer
A
A
Recent Activity
1415174 tn?1453246703
Blank
mkh9 commented on Londres70's status
Apr 30
406584 tn?1399591666
Blank
10356 commented on clean_in_ks's status
Apr 30
406584 tn?1399591666
Blank
10356 commented on READY
Apr 30
Blank
Weight Tracker
Track your weight over time
Start Tracking Now
Top Hepatitis Answerers
317787 tn?1460223707
Blank
DC
446474 tn?1446351282
Blank
San Francisco, CA
1815939 tn?1377995399
Blank
163305 tn?1333672171
Blank
Rural Mural, CA
Avatar universal
Blank
683231 tn?1438659664
Blank
Auburn, WA
Hepatitis C Community Resources