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What’s the average life span?

Recently diagnosed, possible 40 year carrier. Geno type 3 and drank alcohol excessively. (410 days alcohol free) waiting on drug to be developed. No treatment yet.

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  • smalltowngirl
    2 years ago

    My parent lived with chronic active hep c for 39 years…….. they did interferon in the early 90’s but never were able to rid the virus.

  • Kathy D
    2 years ago

    Howdy not4long!

    Good news, a new DAA is out on the Market showing great success. Discuss this with your treating Physician. The DAA is called Mavyret. It’s Manufactured by AbbVie. It advertises as have a 98% cure rate and treats 1 – 6 Genotypes. Your Geno 3 has been tough to treat. Surprised your Doctor hasn’t discussed this with you.
    Lets us know what he/she says.
    Be well!

  • CaseyH moderator
    2 years ago

    Hi not4long! So sorry for the delay in responding, I’m just now seeing your question! Unfortunately, while it is a great question, it is hard to answer for sure. Some individuals have acute HCV and clear the virus on their own with little to no repercussions, some need multiple treatments and experience devastating declines, and many, many others fall in between. One of the major threats to life expectancy with HCV is liver cirrhosis, which can develop in a few years to a few decades or longer. It depends on so many aspects of the virus itself as well as healthful life decisions such as diet, exercise, alcohol consumption, etc. I’m so glad to hear you’ve been alcohol free for over 400 days!! That is amazing, and certainly is a positive step towards increasing life expectancy!! While it’s hard to assess life expectancy on a general scale, this would be a great topic to bring to your provider. They should be able to analyze many different factors of your specific situation and give you a more accurate answer for your specific case. If you do get a chance to talk with your provider, let us know what they say! We’re here for you, and sending positive thoughts your way!! -Casey, Team

  • CaseyH moderator
    2 years ago

    Also, I’m so sorry to hear about your recent diagnosis, not4long! Please know we’re here for you! Let us know if there’s anything we can help you with, or if you ever just need a friend to talk to! -Casey, Team

  • not4long author
    2 years ago

    this is the question i asked.i was expecting someone,anyone? to post a answer? have i just not waited long enough to receive a answer yet?

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