pkhow said "but unfortunatly a few months ago relapsed 6 months after treatment finished."
As someone who experienced similar two years ago, I have some understanding of how disappointing and demoralising it can be to struggle through the old Peg/RIBA regimes with their horrendous side effects only to find that the virus comes right back stronger than ever. But as you know these new DAAs are the real thing and they work on people with cirrhosis too as can be seen by my latest lab results! And the best part is they are a walk in the park compared with the old treatment.
As others have said, please insist your friend to at least talks to Dr Freeman or someone similarly up to date and supportive of their patient's health rather than those who keep saying wait, wait, wait when it isn't their liver that is getting more scarred and non functional every day. The sooner he gets treatment the easier and more successful it will be.