This article was just sent to me from a friend. Have you heard of this? Is it possible if this is a vaccine for Hepc, does that mean a hepc free person that has this vaccine will not be able to catch Hepc from sex? Not that I have a boyfriend right now, but I hope to think I might one day!!! LOL!
I have gone through 2 yrs treatment and have posted before about my battle and 3 yrs off tx battles I still deal with from the tx. which have made me disabled. This article kinda confuses me, and thought yall may have heard of it.
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So, to quote the article: "There's no cure for hepatitis C, but scientists at the University of Saskatchewan think they've found a pretty good candidate for an effective vaccine."
First, people in the United States should read the first sentence again. This is the only country in the world where the researchers are claiming to have a cure for Hepatitis C.
I don't know a lot about this vaccine, though I have heard of it before. I hope it works out such that it's promise is realized. Australia and Canada have good original research programs going on, instead of the one-interferon- study-after-another that we see so much of in the USA.
Chances are that the has some promise and time will tell us whether it is effective or not and if so, in what application(s).
(And, Linga, women do not transmit hepC to men sexually. For more on that, check out past posts on this site.)
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Thank you Thanbey for your reply. Now I have to ask you, what post title is the section where I can find out the details of women not being able to transmit hepc to a guy through sex. That is amazing news because my dr's have all told me that I can never in my life have sex without the guy wearing a rubber. I feel weird about talking about this subject as for many yrs now I thought I'd never be able to have a boyfriend for the rest of my life, yet as I am becoming a bit stronger through mild yoga and pilates and my hair has grown back & I've learned to accept what I can and can't do that will cause me bedridden, although I still get bedridden a lot, and have a med combo that will help my pain.....I've been taking baby steps to get out in the world again to see friends and meet new people, I am ready to have a boyfriend, which is a very good sign to me that I am getting better and learning to deal with my pain(yet still not on the level where I used to be before tx). I mean I still am not dependable, rather my body is not dependable to hold down a job.