Hepatitis C and interferon

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Hepatitis C and interferon
« on: November 03, 2006, 02:55:49 PM »
Dear friends

I want to share with you some information i was discussing with one of my relative doctors concerning interferon any why some patients react positivly to it and others don't.

She said that Virus C has seven versions ( 7 kinds ) and interferon is a drug that cures only one version of this virus .  Actually this version is the one that is much spread in the United States and that is why researchers and scientists made their research on this version in particular and came up with this interferon. This makes sense because it seems that scientists work first on what affect their people and country. So unless you have the same version of this Virus C , you will not be cured.
For example, the most popular version of Hepatitis C here in Egypt is version 4 and that is why most of the people who take interferon react negativly to it.

Unfortunatly, some doctors are not honest enough and use this drug with all versions depending that it ''might'' work and they don't consider how expensive it is for poor people at least in Egypt.

That what we were discussing and i wanted to share with you. May be these words could be of any help

Thanks

Manal
 


Re: Hepatitis C and interferon
« Reply #1 on: November 03, 2006, 06:37:42 PM »
Hi manal
My daughter had the hep C virus from India.. but in the USA she was treated with Interferon for a year.. and now she is virus free.. so it worked on her..

shikha

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Re: Hepatitis C and interferon
« Reply #2 on: November 03, 2006, 09:36:04 PM »
Hi Shikha

Congratulations for your daughter.  I guess that she had the version that interferon was made for .  Here in Egypt some people get cured from interferon too . Thats all depend as i told you on which version you have. In one country , you may have all the versions, but there is always one of them that is more popular than the others

Take care

Manal

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Re: Hepatitis C and interferon
« Reply #3 on: November 05, 2006, 10:33:55 PM »
I would like to know more about Hep C, its kind and versions, the symptoms and all, if anyone of you carries any info please let me know because me and salman (my brother) has been informed that we have Hep C (reactive) and we have to visit the concerned doctor, it says that the virus is right-now sleeping but we shouldn't be lazy in getting treatment

please help me in this problem...  :huh
-Ayesha

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Re: Hepatitis C and interferon
« Reply #4 on: November 06, 2006, 09:58:02 PM »

Hello!

Some information on Hepatitis C can be found here:
http://www.hepcvic.org.au/youandhepc/youandhepc.html

Under the heading "Treatment" is information about the different genotypes of Hepatitis C and their response to treatment.

Hope that is of help.
Cheers,
Sally.

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Re: Hepatitis C and interferon
« Reply #5 on: November 07, 2006, 01:47:16 AM »
Thanks so much for the help :)!
-Ayesha

Re: Hepatitis C and interferon
« Reply #6 on: August 24, 2007, 08:00:28 PM »
hello ayesha
i am bia frm rawalpindi do let me knw wat treatment they  advice u n also ur age ............ i am worrie to

 

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