According to the director of the Centers for Disease Control, who spoke that day, one in 30 baby boomers has Hepatitis C. Since Hepatitis C was only identified in 1989, there was no long-term data., I thought. But as it turns out, I was pretty much the last one to do so.Forty percent of those people will die of the virus, at an average age of 59. I made it all the way to 2011, and then the outlandishly good health I had enjoyed all my life started to crumble. My blood counts plummeted and my spleen swelled to three times its normal size. The drugs now available for Hepatitis C have a 96 percent cure rate.They also recommend testing for anyone who has injected drugs — a group swelling as we speak with young people and other victims of the current opioid epidemic — and anyone who had a blood transfusion before 1992. Much of the press on the new drugs has focused on how expensive they are, and on questions about insurance coverage.Hepatitis C treatment is covered by Medicare, though, and by 95 percent of commercial insurers.
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.And public perceptions of people with hepatitis C may be more sympathetic than you think.The American Gastrointestinal Association conducted a survey of public understanding of hepatitis C, questioning about 500 people with the disease and about 1,230 people without it.Your access to the NCBI website at gov has been temporarily blocked due to a possible misuse/abuse situation involving your site.This is not an indication of a security issue such as a virus or attack.