coloradojock16 said^ There has been a cure for Hepatitis since the 1990's. Interferon and ribavirin have been around for that long. Granted, the cure rate was lower (than the new drug you've mentioned) and treatment takes nearly a year to complete.
In case you're interested, we also now have a "cure" for Hep C now!
Ya, I mentioned Rebetron (INF-a + ribavirin) in my post. The success rate was a dismal ~45% in most studies. The less that 50% success coupled with the fact that 75-85% of those infected develop chronic hepatitis (vs. 5-10% with HBV), lead me to say we now finally have a 'cure'. Now with Sovaldi, the success rate has reach up to 98% in many studies. The recommended treatment time is a 12 week course. This can be extended to longer 24 week courses in instances of cirrhosis