11708Re: [GIWorld-Hepatitis] Vaccine may save livers of hepatitis C victims
- Nov 2, 2002I 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
> And their info on hep c seems outdated.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.
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