Wednesday, May 23, 2007

A Cure For Hepatitis C?

This is great news!

"This paper strongly suggests, for the first time, that hepatitis C is a curable disease," said lead researcher Dr. Mitchell Shiffman, a professor at Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine and chief of hepatology and medical director of the school's Liver Transplant Program. "After treatment, 99.6 percent of the patients remained virus undetectable for over five years,"

Dr. Eugene Schiff, chief of the division of hepatology and professor of medicine at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, agrees that most cases of hepatitis C can be cured.
"In contrast to hepatitis B or HIV, this virus can be totally eradicated and cured," he said.

My mother has hepatitis C and I've seen other people die long lingering deaths from it. If this is a cure, then that is great news for the millions of people who live with this sword hanging over their necks.


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