Is there a cure for hepatitis?

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  • There are no cures for hepatitis B and C. Vaccines for hepatitis A and hepatitis B are available for those in high-risk groups. People with hepatitis C should be vaccinated for hepatitis A and B, and receive antiviral medications to prevent infection from other viruses. Although symptoms of hepatitis B and C can subside after a few weeks, symptoms may return at a later date and in some cases become chronic, especially with hepatitis C. Once infected and recovered from hepatitis A, the body develops antibodies to prevent future infection for the hepatitis A virus. Hepatitis brought on by alcohol or drugs can be treated and cured by ending the use of either or both substances.

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