When will the cure for HIV and hepatitis be invented?

When will the cure for HIV and hepatitis be invented?

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Answer 1
September, 2021

For chronic hepatitis B entecavir and tenofovir were invented. Preparations of the group of nucleoside analogs. They do not completely eliminate hepatitis, but with a high proportion they block the activity of the virus and, thereby, allow the liver to regenerate. You will have to take long courses (from 2 years). The cost of the course is 7-10 thousand per month.

Answer 2
September, 2021

It is impossible to get rid of HIV and hepatitis B viruses, but you can transfer them to an inactive stage, prevent their multiplication and destruction of the liver. But hepatitis C can be completely cured.

Few people know that there is a vaccination against hepatitis B. With it, you can forget about the fear of contracting hepatitis B. Vaccination can be done completely free of charge under the compulsory medical insurance program.

In Russia, standard therapy with interferon and ribavirin is still more common. The therapy consists of one injection per day or per week and daily pills. But the effectiveness of this therapy is not very high and depends on many factors. Serious side effects can occur. In Europe, such treatment is considered outdated.

In the past few years, so-called "direct-acting drugs" have appeared, which directly suppress the multiplication of the virus. From autumn 2015, these drugs will be available in Russia as well. The course of treatment will cost approximately 700-900 thousand rubles. without taking into account the additional costs of the examination. But the duration of treatment is reduced to three months, and the effectiveness increases to 95-98%, regardless of the genotype of the virus.

Of course, many of these drugs cannot afford treatment. Some companies transfer technology to create their drugs to "contract" manufacturers with the condition not to sell "generics" in Europe, the United States, Canada and other countries where people are financially able to buy the original drugs. Despite the fact that the average income of Russians is significantly lower than in Europe and the United States, we do not officially sell generics. The drugs are common in India, Egypt, China and other countries. The average cost of a course of treatment with generics is from $ 1000.

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