|How does body get rid of dead hep C virus?
Nov 11, 2007
My husband is on interferon/ribaviron and doing very well. He told his care provider that he guessed the dead virus was being evacuated from his body via his urine. His care provider said, no, that the dead virus "just disappeared." How does the body rid itself of the dead Hep C virus?
Response from Dr. McGovern
Interferon and ribavirin are antiviral agents that help upregulate the body's own antiviral immune system to kill infected hepatocytes (liver cells)
Treat or dont treat yet
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