As we all know, this is the "million" dollar question. Well, luckily for me, this was brought to some resolve yesterday while visiting with Dr Schiff. He is regarded as one of the most well respected Dr's in the world with regards to HCV, so his opinion carries a great deal of weight.
Are we "cured", or is the virus in "remission"? His explanation, <strong>CURED</strong>. He is even going as far as composing a letter on my behalf, in regards to this exact explanation. He told me that it will state that I am in fact "cured", by medical defintion, and that HCV should not be a factor in reagrds to my future health. That yes in fact I did have HCV, but was successfully treated and "cured"..He stated that I can use this for insurance purposes, as well as jobs, and medical histories. As many of you know, I was turned down from a federal job because of HCV, and this letter would have rectified this. I <strong>highly</strong> recommend all that obtain SVR to ask their treating Dr's to compose similar letters for future reference. We all fall victim to a stigma, and the uneducated and misguided assumptions of "society".. A letter such as this can help in many ways, especially when attempting to obtain insurance.
I was told that a 6 month post tx undetectable PCR basically "seals the deal", and that by obtaining this great feat, one should consider themselves <strong>CURED</strong>..
I am very sure that many others will like to chime in on this, so as Jim suggested I opened a new thread.