Hep c has been able to survive for 3 days in dried blood, precautions versus bodily fluids are of extreme importance Whoa didn't know that.dried blood? What gets me is that it goes undected for years then suddenly Whammo! D'uh, .......antibiotics suck for cancer too, and torn ligaments...... I have to say, that when something is "viral", the only thing you can take is something to treat the symptoms ((like with a cold, in which antibiotics won't do a dam# thing))....I have a friend who has autoimmune hepatitis, and within a month they had a medicine that was working well enough for him to function again.... Those tend to be a lifelong disease that you have to deal with and many people end up needing transplants...I've learned to never, ever believe everything I hear, even from doctors, and to do my own research.... Some are more resistant to treatment, others respond well. that's the least aggressive of the genotypes, he is now free of the virus after 6 months of (brutal) drug based treatment, the virus remains undetected in his system, ...a person goes 6 months without the virus detected, the chance of it returning is 2%.The treatment for Hep C is similar to chemo-therapy, especially in side effects. It's not considered a "cure" by some, more of a "viral remission", but my friend has no doubts about how he feels about it.Even with this combination success rate of those treated is only around 40%!! That said, many people live a long life while infected with HCV. Hope this helpsanybody out there with hepc antibodies and wants a social date. But since I have antibodies and body fluids I would like to have a dating site for those of us that are treated and non-detectable.I do not want to give this to anyone that is virus free.
There are quite a few dating sites that seek to hook up the hepatitis C community.
Plentyoffish dating forums are a place to meet singles and get dating advice or share dating experiences etc.
Hopefully you will all have fun meeting singles and try out this online dating thing... It seems that many people that have it get some liver problems later on.. I have heard stories of lots of things affecting the liver and then add everyday compounding of stress on any one organ - can't be good. Tell your friend Good Luck from us at your friend see a hepatologist. A liver biopsy is also recommended to assess the stage of fibrosis and other issues.
Thank a healthcare worker i come into contact with those afflicted with Hep C on an almost daily basis....a healthcare worker few diseases scare me as much as Hep C............although there are treatments that can prolong the quality and length of life there is NO CURE for hep C.....best way is to avoid high risk lifestyles such as unprotected sex and IV's drug use ect....Hep C is one of the strongest bugs out there. Among each type there are genotypes, between them, ...a myriad of differences in treatment and outlook.
Hep C a virus and therefore is unaffected by anti biotics. Then years later get checked it shows up, if you've been exposed to it I mean.? Do yourself a favour, if you want knowledge, ignore anything in this thread and do your research. BTW, it is possible to have Hep C in viral remission (as good odds as 80%), the odds depend on the genotype, ...."A", "B" and other variants are not cross tolerant and are as different from "C" as Polio.
At that point, they'd thought it was incurable, but it was inconsistent how it only seemed to have deadly consequnces for about 5% of those who had it.