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Posted March 16, 2006 by publisher in Cuban Healthcare

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Cuba says it has developed a treatment for the Hepatitis C virus that would contribute to a long-term cure of liver damage caused by the disease.

The Havana-based Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology said the product is a combination of Alpha-2B interferon and Rivairina, developed in the country.

The combination of these two formulas allows for an increased therapeutic response in people suffering from chronic hepatitis.

Doctors say Cuban patients can now rely on an alternative treatment that increases possibilities to control the illness.

He said the objective is to wipe out the virus circulating in the patient’s blood.

Clinical trials of the product were carried out at the National Gastroenterology Institute in Cuba.

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  1. Follow up post #1 added on March 19, 2006 by Ralph

    It is well known that Cuba’s biotechnology is very good as the international standard is concerned,Cuba has done a very good job in biotechnology,some
    doubters say that is to cover others “nasty productions” such as Mw,but nobody
    has been able to prove anythings about,and what Cuba has proved,beyond doubts is that the cubanbiotechnology is really good for the sake of the cuban
    scientists’keen and dedication.


  2. Follow up post #2 added on June 16, 2006 by thomas

    hello !
            My question is how do i get an information of cubans medical facilities who are willing to treat a hepetites -c patient , and what will be the cost?
                                                       
                                                        Thomas Tadesse
                                                        Thank you.


  3. Follow up post #3 added on June 27, 2006 by Joel

    Is this treatment only for cubans, or is it available for anyone who would be able to go there as a patient and be treated.


  4. Follow up post #4 added on June 27, 2006 by publisher with 3905 total posts

    All good questions. Hard to get information out of Cuba. Keep poking around. I would imagine that you have to be a Cuban citizen or have contacts in Cuba.



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  5. Follow up post #5 added on March 29, 2009 by RIDDHIMA DISAWALA

    is hepatites curable?


  6. Follow up post #6 added on June 19, 2011 by arcsurf

    For myself the big potential hurdles lie in the time, testing based on U.S.protocol, will allow for us to access the drug for its benefit. Will it get shelved due to its origin and as this has also lead to the unwitting path of a cure which certainly doesn’t make as much sense as maintanence drugs do, will it get washed into the fabled realm of ’ never heard of it’.
    It makes sense the cure would come out of a socialist regime, as curing makes more sense than maintaining unhealthy workers, where as we… well…ever been to the public health clinic?

    WE MUST DEMAND RESULTS IMPARTIALLY AND PUBLISHED NATIONALLY!!!-CORPORATE TYRYANNY SHOULD NOT EXIST IN THE DRUG WORLD - SEEK CURES NOT LIFETIME MAINTANENCE PLANS - THE RESULTS OF THE EFFICACY RATE SHOULD BE MADE INTERNATIONALLY PUBLIC!!!


  7. Follow up post #7 added on October 22, 2011 by MOHAMMAD ALI ZAYER KABEH

    as far as i know cuba has mead very good advancment in treatment of HEPATITIS,becuse of that i would like to know what kind of helps i can get in cuba.
    Recntly my blod chek up shows that i am suspected to hepatitis B.I am in my 60s what should i do.
    I live in IRAN,but i am familear with SOUTH AMERICA.SO if you can guid me i apriciate you.
    MUCAS GRASIAS.


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