How long can you live with hepatitis c?

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How long can you live with hepatitis c?
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You can live a very long life with Hepatitis C. There are many people that are even unaware that they have it. Although there is treatment for it, there is not a cure. If you have maintained a decent healthy life style and your liver is in good shape you can live a long time.
I contracted Hep C in 1983 from a blood xfusion. I did not discover that I had the disease until 1997. I have not taken any treatments of any kind as the Hep C genotype I have does not respond to available treatments. I have blood tests and ultra-sound twice a year. My Hep Doc (the greatest, by the way) said "Don't worry, something else will kill you before the Hep C." I am in stage 1 of cirrhosis. I have an occasional beer, abit of wine now and then. No hard liquor since 1997. I consider myself fortunate as I could have contracted the HIV virus in 1983. I am 74 years young.
I contracted Hep C in 1983 from a blood xfusion. I did not discover that I had the disease until 1997. I have not taken any treatments of any kind as the Hep C genotype I have does not respond to available treatments. I have blood tests and ultra-sound twice a year. My Hep Doc (the greatest, by the way) said "Don't worry, something else will kill you before the Hep C." I am in stage 1 of cirrhosis. I have an occasional beer, abit of wine now and then. No hard liquor since 1997. I consider myself fortunate as I could have contracted the HIV virus in 1983. I am 74 years young.

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