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What Are The Chances Of Being Cured From Hepatitis

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Chances of curing acute Hepatitis C

Hi, I have read anywhere from 5%-80% cure rate of acute hepatitis c, depending on what strain you have. Could you please give me numbers that you are aware of? My mom is 50 and I am 24 years old. We came into contact with a person that looked like...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
Persons who have just been infected with HCV can sometimes clear the virus on their own. In our own group of patients that we have been studying, about 40 percent clear without treatment. That is why it is important to follow HCV RNA levels over a... Read more »

HepC Geno 2b has good chance of being cured?

Hello. I have chronic hepatitis C. I have probably had it for many years. My genotype is 2b, ALT... Read more »

Chances of Being Cured of Hep C

I am a 33 yr old female with Hepatitis C, genotype 1b, ALT 30, AST 28, PCR 440,000 copies. My... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

A New Drug Shows Promise of Hepatitis C Cure

Researchers report success in blocking the hepatitis C virus's ability to colonize liver cells in 18 hepatitis C-infected patients with five weeks of treatment using the antisense oligonucleotide miravirsen. Fourteen weeks after miravirsen... Read more »
ACRIA and GMHC

My Fight for a Hepatitis C Cure

Lynda Dee I thought I had dodged a bullet. I had stopped using heroin intravenously in the early '70s and tested HIV negative. My husband wasn't so lucky -- he died of complications from AIDS in 1987, two years after our son died from SIDS. I... Read more »
TheBodyPRO.com

High Cure Rates for Short-Course Oral Hepatitis C Treatment

A six-week course of hepatitis C (HCV) treatment with three oral medications yielded 95%-100% cure rates in a study presented by Anita Kohli, M.D., at the 21st Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI 2014). The researchers... Read more »
Project Inform

CROI 2012: Two Hepatitis C Drugs Greatly Increase HCV Cure Rates in Coinfected People

In 2011, two protease inhibitors for treating hepatitis C (HCV) came to market: Incivek (telaprevir) and Victrelis (boceprevir).  They were approved only for mono-infected individuals, or those with HCV only. However, between one-quarter and... Read more »
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What are my chances of having hiv if i............

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
48 hours ago i had unprotected sexual intercourse with a woman i believe to have hiv. I came to this conclusion yesterday after a conversation i had with her after fooling around (oral sex only) with her. Last night i was thinking about the possible... Read more »

oral sex and chances of getting disease

Posted by yasar2040, 1 Reply
Hi,

I am a married man, my wife does not like to have oral sex. But I have been really crazy about it.

I had taken a massage service by a lady, out of excitement I paid extra money and asked lady to massage private part. I also touched my tongue to... Read more »

Whats the chances?

Posted by RandomDS, 1 Reply
I got a tattoo in thailand 10 weeks ago, it was done on a very fleshy part of my body (bum) and did not draw blood - whats the chances i'm going to be HIV positive when I get tested in a few weeks. I did one of the rapid ora home tests at 8 weeks... Read more »

whats the chances??

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hi all,

i just found out in the last few weeks that my ex was cheating on me (5 girls i know about,2 were from thailand,3 english and apparently there are more)
I have been in a new relationship with a guy for the past 16mths and we are due to get... Read more »