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Does Hepatitis C Has Cure? by prinsoo: 6:58pm On Oct 07, 2017
A sister of mine was diagnosed of Hepatitis C. And the result was positive. She was told by the Doctor that it doesn't has cure. Please kindly offer your Help/Advise if any. Thanks
Re: Does Hepatitis C Has Cure? by Ndkings1(m): 8:11am On Oct 08, 2017
After 7 years of active membership on nairaland this is my first time to be the FTC..... Jinx broken.

Back to topic
I have a friend who got cured of the disease.

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Re: Does Hepatitis C Has Cure? by MrBigiman: 8:11am On Oct 08, 2017
No cure oh. But it's less likely to be dangerous if she takes d necessary precautions.

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Re: Does Hepatitis C Has Cure? by edlion57(m): 8:12am On Oct 08, 2017
Let me ask Google ...am coming

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Re: Does Hepatitis C Has Cure? by Clone2020(m): 8:12am On Oct 08, 2017
No. People don't realize it but Hepatitis C is actually worst than AIDS and kills far more people. But fear not, there are antiviral medications to prevent it from leading to liver failure or cirrhosis of the liver. Unlike most organs in your body, once your liver fails, there's no patching or fixing, a transplant will be needed and the rejection rate is quite high.

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Re: Does Hepatitis C Has Cure? by favourmic(m): 8:12am On Oct 08, 2017
what is hepatitis C in the first place


can someone explain

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Re: Does Hepatitis C Has Cure? by owenseddies: 8:12am On Oct 08, 2017
prinsoo:
A sister of mine was diagnosed of Hepatitis C. And the result was positive. She was told by the Doctor that it doesn't has cure. Please kindly offer your Help/Advise if any. Thanks
go to Google you would find some Info's there grin grin shocked
Re: Does Hepatitis C Has Cure? by Nobody: 8:13am On Oct 08, 2017
jesus had the cure. just talk to him in faith and see it cure it like it was never there

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Re: Does Hepatitis C Has Cure? by DanielsParker(m): 8:13am On Oct 08, 2017
no idea

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Re: Does Hepatitis C Has Cure? by zulex880: 8:13am On Oct 08, 2017
Yes, with Yoruba people Agbo, Dem say Agbo dey cure all sickness according to the Agbo seller grin

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Re: Does Hepatitis C Has Cure? by Xblink(m): 8:14am On Oct 08, 2017
Yes....it can be cured. See your medical practitioner immediately....!

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Re: Does Hepatitis C Has Cure? by Nobody: 8:14am On Oct 08, 2017
They have vacine but no treatment. no cure for viral infections.
Re: Does Hepatitis C Has Cure? by princeade86(m): 8:16am On Oct 08, 2017
consult medical doctors in India or Israel or Afghanistan, Iran or Syria. but God is d most good healer, He will heal Ur sister and never leave her alone.

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Re: Does Hepatitis C Has Cure? by Nobody: 8:16am On Oct 08, 2017
favourmic:
what is hepatitis C in the first place


can someone explain
virus that can destroy the liver. hepatitis has to do with inflammation of the liver.

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Re: Does Hepatitis C Has Cure? by Jaimeez: 8:18am On Oct 08, 2017
edlion57:
Let me ask Google ...am coming
Re: Does Hepatitis C Has Cure? by Nobody: 8:18am On Oct 08, 2017
....

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Re: Does Hepatitis C Has Cure? by Nobody: 8:18am On Oct 08, 2017
prinsoo:
A sister of mine was diagnosed of Hepatitis C. And the result was positive. She was told by the Doctor that it doesn't has cure. Please kindly offer your Help/Advise if any. Thanks


Yes , it can be cured with antiviral medications.

See a consultant Gastroenterologist at your nearest teaching hospital for help

Further info http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/177792-treatment#d1

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Re: Does Hepatitis C Has Cure? by princeade86(m): 8:18am On Oct 08, 2017
An infection caused by a virus that attacks the liver and leads to inflammation.
Common
More than 100 thousand cases per year (Nigeria)
Treatable by a medical professional
Spreads easily
Requires a medical diagnosis
Lab tests or imaging always required
Chronic: can last for years or be lifelong
Consult a doctor for medical advice
Sources include: College of Medicine, University of Ibadan, and others. Learn more

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Re: Does Hepatitis C Has Cure? by princeade86(m): 8:22am On Oct 08, 2017
How Is It Diagnosed?
You can get a blood test to see if you have the hepatitis C virus.
Are There Any Long-Term Effects?
Yes. About 75% to 85% of people who have it develop a long-term infection called chronic hepatitis C . It can lead to conditions like liver cancer and cirrhosis , or scarring of the liver . This is one of the top reasons people get liver
transplants.
How Is It Treated?
Hepatitis C treatments have changed a lot in recent years. In August 2017, the FDA approved a daily combination pill of glecaprevir and pibrentasvir called Mavyret. This medication offers a shorter treatment cycle of 8 weeks for adult patients with all types of HCV who don’t have cirrhosis and who have not been previously treated. The length of treatment is longer for those who are in a different disease stage. The prescribed dosage for this medicine is 3 tablets daily.
Several other medications are available that are also taken as once-a-day medications. The once-daily pill combination of elbasvir and grazoprevir called Zepatier has been shown to have the ability to cure the disease in as many as 97% of those treated. It follows the success of another once-daily treatment called Harvoni that cures the disease in most people in 8-12 weeks. Harvoni combines two drugs: sofosbuvir and ledipasvir. In clinical trials, the most common side effects in both drugs were fatigue and headache.
Vosevi is a combination of sofosbuvir, velpatasvir and voxilaprevir that has been approved to treat adults with chronic HCV, either with no cirrhosis or with compensated cirrhosis who have already had certain treatments.
Other drugs include daclastasvir (Daklinza ), ombitasvir-paritaprevir-dasabuvir- ritonavir (Viekira Pak), ombitasvir-paritaprevir- ritonavir (Technivie), and sofosbuvir-velpatasvir (Epclusa).
Instead, your doctor could recommend a combination of simeprevir (Olysio) or sofosbuvir (Sovaldi) with peginterferon, which you take by injection, and ribavirin , which comes as a liquid, tablet, or capsule.
Interferon and ribavirin used to be the main
treatments for hepatitis C . They can have side effects like fatigue, flu-like symptoms,
anemia, skin rash, mild anxiety , depression ,
nausea, and diarrhea .
Your treatment will depend on many things including what type of hepatitis C virus you have. In the U.S., the most common type is genotype 1, followed by genotypes 2 and 3. Genotypes 4,5, and 6 are very rare in the U.S. Your doctor will help you figure out what's right for you, based on your medical needs and insurance coverage.
What Are the Side Effects?
The most common effects of hepatitis C drugs depend on the particular medicine and may include:
Flu-like symptoms
Fatigue
Hair loss
Headache
Low blood counts
Trouble thinking
Nervousness
Depression
Can You Prevent Hepatitis C Infection?
There’s no vaccine to prevent hepatitis C. To help avoid getting the virus:
Use a latex condom every time you have
sex .
Don't share personal items like razors.
Do not share needles, syringes or other equipment when injecting drugs.
Be careful if you get a tattoo, body piercing or manicure . The equipment may have someone else's blood on it.
WebMD Medical Reference
Reviewed by Melinda Ratini, DO, MS on September 08, 2017
© 2017 WebMD, LLC. All rights reserve

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Re: Does Hepatitis C Has Cure? by webincomeplus(m): 8:24am On Oct 08, 2017
A consultant in the Gastroenterology unit of LUTH told me sometimes last year that Hepatitis C now has a cure, and they've started administering it to patients.

So, I'd advise you to tell your sister to visit LUTH for the appropriate medical advice and prescriptions.

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Re: Does Hepatitis C Has Cure? by princeade86(m): 8:27am On Oct 08, 2017
Drug use
Intravenous drug use (IDU) is a major risk factor for hepatitis C in many parts of the world. Of 77 countries reviewed, 25 (including the United States) were found to have prevalences of hepatitis C in the intravenous drug user population of between 60% and 80%. Twelve countries had rates greater than 80%. [18] It is believed that ten million intravenous drug users are infected with hepatitis C; China (1.6 million), the United States (1.5 million), and Russia (1.3 million) have the highest absolute totals.[18] Occurrence of hepatitis C among prison inmates in the United States is 10 to 20 times that of the occurrence observed in the general population; this has been attributed to high-risk behavior in prisons such as IDU and tattooing with nonsterile equipment. Shared intranasal drug use may also be a risk factor.

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Re: Does Hepatitis C Has Cure? by nickdoc(m): 8:30am On Oct 08, 2017
Hepatitis C is 100% curable. What people don't understand is that nature has solution to lots of health problems people suffer nowadays.

Contact me on this number 08063413205 for total cure. You can pay for the treatment after the whole treatment and a confirmation from a competent Laboratory of your choice.

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Re: Does Hepatitis C Has Cure? by Nobody: 8:32am On Oct 08, 2017
scary may God heal her
Re: Does Hepatitis C Has Cure? by Mouthgag: 8:33am On Oct 08, 2017
adajiboyy:
jesus had the cure. just talk to him in faith and see it cure it like it was never there
YOUR HEAD IS PAINING YOU...

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Re: Does Hepatitis C Has Cure? by segunojo866: 8:34am On Oct 08, 2017
Mouthgag:

YOUR HEAD IS PAINING YOU...
Jesus Christ the dead carpenter sad

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Re: Does Hepatitis C Has Cure? by Lieyel09(m): 8:34am On Oct 08, 2017
Good morning, pls confirm things before posting. The current trend is dt hepatitis C can be eliminated/cured which will halt the progression to chronic liver disease and ca in the 80 - 85% that cannot clear the infection on their own. Am sure if it is truly a doctor that diagnosed the HCV he would hv referred you to a gastroenterologists for further management. Hit me up if you are in Abj lemme refer you to one

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Re: Does Hepatitis C Has Cure? by mesoprogress(m): 8:35am On Oct 08, 2017
prinsoo:
A sister of mine was diagnosed of Hepatitis C. And the result was positive. She was told by the Doctor that it doesn't has cure. Please kindly offer your Help/Advise if any. Thanks

Yes, it has a cure.

Drug name : Sofosbuvir

In the US but freaking expensive. Please ignore all these quack spammers looking to dupe you. Will find links to the research. Read article below if looking for a cure. There other cheaper treatments but does not necessarily lead to a cure. These other treatments can be got from our teaching hospitals. The cure below :

" FEBRUARY 08, 2017
Laurie Toich, Assistant Editor

The high cost of hepatitis C virus (HCV) drugs has caused significant financial strain for patients and the health care system. These drugs cost as much as $95,000 for a 12-week treatment, but carry a 90% or better cure rate, which many believe justifies the cost.

While some insurers have implemented cost containment strategies to prevent early stage patients from receiving the treatment, lawsuits have been filed challenging the ethics of these practices.

Lawmakers are now struggling to create legislation that will provide these patients with the treatments they need, but a majority of proposals do not gain traction, according to a report published by Mediware.

Sofosbuvir (Sovaldi) received FDA approval in 2013, and was the first drug deemed safe and effective without interferon. It was also the first approved curative treatment for HCV.

No previous treatments resulted in a sustained virologic response, which made sofosbuvir a highly sought-after drug. Gilead Sciences priced the treatment at $1000 per pill, making the total cost of the treatment $84,000.

Gilead then combined sofosbuvir with a new drug, ledipasvir, to create the even more effective combination treatment, Harvoni. Harvoni’s total treatment cost is $94,500 for a 12-week regimen.

"
http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/hepatitisc/will-hepatitis-c-virus-medicaton-costs-drop-in-the-years-ahead

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Re: Does Hepatitis C Has Cure? by conyema12(m): 8:41am On Oct 08, 2017
It does have a treatment that runs for 48 weeks.
Its called interferon. Its an injection. The patient takes the shot once a week for 48 weeks. An once you start you do not stop untill you finish.

Its quite expensive so your sister should be budgeting close to 1.5m to run the treatment.
It has several adverse effects on the body during the treatment like body aches and the likes.

Your sister will also be monitoring the viral load at intervals, maybe 3 or 4 times during the treatment to be sure the load is going down. At 48 week it will be undetectable.

After the treatment the patient will have like10% chance of total healing ( -ve Hb surface antigen)
If not she is still fine because she will never suffer from Liver cirrhosis again cos the liver is protected
even though she has +ve surface antigen.

Am talking from experience with my sister inlaw

Goodluck

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Re: Does Hepatitis C Has Cure? by beautiesplace: 8:53am On Oct 08, 2017
This is one of the major break through of this year I must confess. It has been a while we tried so hard bring in BHT PlUS CAPSULES to without success. Final we have done it. Read about BHT CAPSULES below.


BHT (butylated hydroxytoluene): This substance is the "cure" so many hep B sufferers are lauding. BHT has been REPEATEDLY shown to significantly reduce the viral load of hep B and hep C sufferers, and eventually even completely eradicating the virus from their system. It's a very powerful antioxidant that seems to work by damaging the protective outer layer of viral cells so they cannot multiply. It's mainly used as a food preservative but it's real power (and benefit) is as a viral killer.
You can purchase BHT supplements online or from many well stocked health food stores. The dosage range is between 250-750 mg's per day, depending on your weight. One caveat is do not consume alcohol whilst taking this supplement as the alcohol interacts negatively with BHT.
In addition, supplements that work well and compliment BHT include...
a. St Johns Wort (0.3% Hypericin) - increases the absorbability of BHT significantly.
b. Coconut oil - BHT is fat soluble so it must be taken with a healthy fat. A teaspoon of organic coconut oil is perfect.
c. A regular type multi-vitamin and mineral tablet once a day.
d. A regular type vitamin B complex tablet once a day.
e. Vitamin B12 at a dose of 1mg's (1000 micrograms) per day.
f. Vitamin C at a daily dose of 1,000mg's per day.
For more information on BHT, dosages, and specifics, take the time to have a read of this article... BHT Hepatitis Treatment.


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Re: Does Hepatitis C Has Cure? by EmmanuelIbeh(m): 8:56am On Oct 08, 2017
Yes, it can be healed rather than cured.
My advice is this:
1. Obtain Morning Water from Synagogue Church of all nations

OR

2. Attend Christ Embassy Healing School.

Thank me later

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Re: Does Hepatitis C Has Cure? by tundeotunba(m): 9:01am On Oct 08, 2017
adajiboyy:
jesus had the cure. just talk to him in faith and see it cure it like it was never there



Really?
Re: Does Hepatitis C Has Cure? by joelens007(m): 9:10am On Oct 08, 2017
adajiboyy:
jesus had the cure. just talk to him in faith and see it cure it like it was never there
he cured me of Hepatitis B...I didn't go to any doctor, I cried to him and I drank my anointing oil and its all gone..

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