yes total discrimination! If I was HCV virus I would be seriously pissed off !
On some level this is one of the "nicest" diseases you can have…. from a certain point of view:
Firstly we hardly have any symptoms for the first 30 years of the infection as compared to for example with Ebola or even a simple flu viruses,
We don't cough, sneeze, we don't have open oozing smelly sores, we don't fall over, need crutches or are wheelchair bound, etc. it's very difficult to get someone else infected except via direct blood,
The virus is "well secure" inside our blood cells.
So what the fuss? why the discrimination? I really don't get it,
Why is one virus worse then the next virus??
I think the people sneezing & coughing in public spaces like supermarkets without using the hankie pose much greater danger to general public then us, yet a flu virus don't have such a bad reputation, yet every year flu viruses kill many thousands of people globally, much more then the HCV does.
Virus is a virus, it's a living entity, it's want to eat, rest & procreate just as any other species do….including humans.
We have hundreds of different viruses & bacterias living inside our gut in perfect symbioses, so why discriminate against this bugger?
"junkie disease" common?, I don't have a clue when & how I got infected, many people don't,
It's irrational! but then many people are, in my experience, including well educated docs.
I think that irrationality & prejudice needs to be cured! but sadly there is no medicine for that.
Geno 3, Fibro 8.7 pKA, tx experinced in 2005 - Peg/Riba, relapsed.
Started tx 1/12/2015 with Indian Sofo & Chinese Dac.
5 weeks result all normal, ALT 18 - down from ALT 73 at the start of tx.
5 weeks HCV PCR RNA - UND. - down from 2 ML
9 weeks HCV PCR RNA - UND.