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HCV..PLEASE ANSWER
Jan 1, 2007

Hello Docter,

Is Hep C considered to be as fatal as HIV/AIDS, or is it a more managable, treatable and curabule virus, meaning you can live a relativly symptom free life.

Response from Dr. McGovern

Both HIV and Hepatitis C viruses are treatable infections. Patients on effective therapy lead productive long lives. Hepatitis C is more favorable in that treatment only lasts for about 24 to 48 weeks whereas HIV treatment is lifelong. However, effective therapy exists for both infections.



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