Jun 4, 2000
I read in one of your posts that you are able to CURE Hep C. Is this true? Any information you would provide on this topic would be appreciated.
Response from Dr. Dieterich
Unlike HIV, HCV does not integrate itself into the human genome and thus can be eradicated. The data from the HIV negative world now suggests that if a person is treated and is virus free (PCR negative) at 6 months after stopping treatment, they are nearly 100% likely to remain virus free 10 years later. We really can cure this virus! However, treatment is not easy. DTD
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