After 20 years, Michael de Mesa is now cured of Hepatitis C

According to Michael, his wife Julie did not stop searching for the cure.

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5/26/2018 10:30 AM
After 20 years, Michael de Mesa is now cured of Hepatitis C


 

Michael de Mesa shared great news to his followers on Instagram on Thursday, May 24. The actor relayed that he is now completely cured of Hepatitis C after being diagnosed back in 1999. 

According to the actor, his wife Julie did not stop searching for the cure. Four years ago the cure for Hepatitis C was released but it was very expensive. The Harvoni pill costs $1,000 per pill and a patient needs to undergo a 12-week treatment, which would amount to at least $90,000. 

Fortunately, his wife was able to find a generic version of the cure in India, which was just $1,000 for the whole 12-week treatment. They got in touch with this Australian who is the head of the "Hep C Buyers Club" who helps Hepatitis C patients. The Australian was cured from the virus three years ago and has helped many people ever since. 

"Before treatment, My viral count was in the millions. 35 Million to be exact! After just 4 weeks into the treatment, my viral count went down to 1,200! Anything below 2,000 is actually considered undetected already. By the end of the treatment, it was zero, zilch, nada, UNDETECTED! Got retested this week after 3 months post treatment just for good measure, and it’s still undetected," Michael shared. 

Michael made the post on his birthday and expressed his gratitude to God for his life. 

"On my birthday today, I want to thank the Lord for another year of life. I also want to thank Him for bringing Julie into my life, making her His instrument, so that I can enjoy many more years with my loved ones," he wrote.

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Just want to share something with all of you. . Most of you know that I found out I had the Hepatitis C virus back in 1999. Long story short, after 2 decades, I am CURED of my Hepatitis C!!! It is gone! Praise God! . My family and close friends have known since December. I started the treatment in November and completed it in February. . How? My wife, @julie_eigenmann , never really stopped searching for the cure. Four years ago, the cure for Hep C was released but it was outrageously expensive! The Harvoni pill costs $1,000/pill. It’s a 12-week treatment amounting to around $90,000+. Crazy, right? Luckily, Julie was able to find a generic version from India which was just $1,000 for the WHOLE 12-week treatment already! So we got in touch with this Australian who helps people with Hep C. He is the head of the “Hep C buyers club”, so to speak. He also had the virus but was cured 3 years ago and he has helped so many people around the world. . Before treatment, My viral count was in the millions. 35 Million to be exact! After just 4 weeks into the treatment, my viral count went down to 1,200! Anything below 2,000 is actually considered undetected already. By the end of the treatment, it was zero, zilch, nada, UNDETECTED! Got retested this week after 3 months post treatment just for good measure, and it’s still undetected. . On my birthday today, I want to thank the Lord for another year of life. I also want to thank Him for bringing Julie into my life, making her His instrument, so that I can enjoy many more years with my loved ones. Update: Please DM Julie if you have any questions. Thank you.

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