Is Hepatitis C Clearance Possible for People Who Inject Drugs?

Researchers have previously shown that 20-40% of people infected with hepatitis C fight off and clear the virus from their body without any medical intervention. This does not mean, though, that these individuals are immune to reinfection. Australian researchers report 9 confirmed and 17 possible cases of hepatitis C reinfections in 188 drug-injecting study participants. Additionally, many of those who were re-infected did not clear the virus as they did the first time, suggesting that immunity is incomplete and supporting previous research.

For more hepatitis information see, HepatitisFoundation.org.

oldestnewest

You may also like...