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11708Re: [GIWorld-Hepatitis] Vaccine may save livers of hepatitis C victims

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  • claudine intexas
    Nov 2, 2002
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      I agree with your observations.

      --- Patricia Jean <patriciajean@...> wrote:
      > I dont' see how this can be called a vaccine if it's given after
      > the virus not before?
      > Vaccine may save livers of hepatitis C victims
      > http://www.newscientist.com/news/news.jsp?id=ns99992985
      >
      >
      > And their info on hep c seems outdated. They "think" viral load
      > "may" not indicate condition of the liver?
      >
      > I was surprised to read ""The typical patient is a woman 60 years
      > old who 25 years ago got infected with a blood transfusion
      > following a Caesarean or some other operation," says Frank
      > Hulstaert, head of clinical research at Innogenetics. "
      > Not in America and not most of the people I talk to in chatrooms,
      > course, that could be a statistical skew, maybe most 60yr olds
      > don't have computers or go to support groups.
      >
      > Article said "Liver biopsies taken before and after the treatment
      > showed that the vaccine prevented liver scarring and inflammation
      > from getting worse in most patients."
      >
      > I don't think a few months between biopsies is gonna reveal much
      > change anyway so how could they tell?
      >
      > Anyway thot yall might find this interesting.
      >
      >
      >
      > Alley
      >


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