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Author Topic: Why treat a virus that may take decades to cause damage?  (Read 5646 times)

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Why treat a virus that may take decades to cause damage?
« on: September 18, 2015, 11:44:17 am »
It’s only natural to want to evict an unwelcome houseguest like hepatitis C virus. But what are the actual benefits to an HCV cure?

From our latest Hep Exclusive:

"A sustained virologic response after completing hep C treatment (SVR, considered a cure) reduces the risk of liver disease progression, including the potential march through the levels of fibrosis to cirrhosis, and also cuts the risk of liver cancer. Curing hepatitis C also lowers the risk of conditions like diabetes and heart disease."

Above all, an SVR means a reduced risk of dying—no matter how early, or late in the game you decide to pursue hep C treatment.

For more info: http://www.hepmag.com/articles/SVR_benefits_2502_27785.shtml


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