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Yeah, that varies by state, and sometimes by length of sentence and how near to their out-date they are....but Harvoni is definitely the way to go!
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What the cure for Hep C?
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It depends on the system he's in and how advanced his case is. also, it matters what treatment he's already had. The gold standard is Harvoni, but he needs to have been untreated previously. Otherwise, it's generally interferon.
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Also depends on how much time he has left. Harvoni is expensive. Interferon not so much. Short time, expect interferon or less.
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My husband has hep C since 2000 from tattoo work. The doctor recently said that his count is low , he looks ok... This year the doctor advised him about interferon treatment but I felt he should wait until he is home with me so I can be there for him. He isn't in stage 2, 3 or 4. I heard stories about inmates on the treatment some of them can not even get out of bed when they have a visit cause of the side effects. My husband also takes another medication for seizures in his sleep and I am afraid it will effect that also. When he brought this up to me months ago I told him something very bad and said you would do anything to get a needle cause of your past heroin use and he hung up on me. He did drugs in the 90's but has been clean since 1999. Now I am dead against this treatment cause he can relapse, lose his hair, suicide thoughts, not want to come on a visit, mood changes. My husband has a good job at the prison Monday to Friday, we see each other every other weekend, he is taking his release classes next year and is up for parole the end of next year. He is 53 years old why would he want to take this now. His excuse it is free, I don't support you now... I am confused and scared...
Don't panic. Hepatitis can be cured. Take the advise of the doctor and go for medications. Also follow good diet. Make your husband drink lukewarm water. So that there is no virus in the water he is taking. Try to make him comfortable sleep at night.
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Bosh and foolishness - Hep C is NOT spread in water, and if it were, lukewarm temperatures wouldn't kill it.

Harvoni does have a good record of curing the disease, providing you fall within the required parameters. And there is a small amount of evidence that extra vitamin D may help slow replication in the body, but that doesn't mean huge amounts (toxic) and the full research hasn't been done yet to prove it.
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