Cindy, thanks for answering my question...and congratulations on the long period of HCV remission (I don't think the word "cure" is used yet.) I attempted treatment right after I was diagnosed with hep C. At the time, all they had was Interferon, and it turned out that I couldn't tolerate it. The combo that they have today still has Interferon in it, so I am unsure if I could handle it. I have not wanted to try treatment again as I know how sick it makes the patient...and I am finally to the point of feeling decent after all my major surgeries (7 in 5 yrs.) I keep hoping they will come up with something that has less side effects and is not the poison that current treatments are.
I was just watching a program on PBS last night about a new cancer drug where the molecules are so large that they doesn't seep into veins and out to other organs. However, it won't be widely available for another 5-7 yrs. and is not a treatment for hepatitis.
Post Edited (hep93) : 1/23/2009 9:31:34 PM (GMT-7)