Hepatitis C

What is Hepatitis C?

Hepatitis C is an inflammatory disease of the liver caused by the virus of Hepatitis C (HCV). Inflammation can cause that the liver does not function properly, causing cirrhosis and liver cancer.

Currently, the control of this disease is one of the great challenges of public health worldwide: affects between 130 and 150 million people and kills each year at between 500,000 and 700,000 according to the World Health Organization (WHO).

The most serious of these figures is that 7 of every 10 infected by Hepatitis C, are unaware of it. The main reason is that Hepatitis C is a silent disease: symptoms may take up to 30 years to appear, being already the disease in advanced stages.

The symptoms:

Fever, fatigue, lack of appetite, nausea, vomiting, Dolores abdominal, coloration dark of the urine, Lee fecal of colour off-white, Dolores in them joints e jaundice (coloration yellow of the skin and the white of them eyes).

How do you get Hepatitis C?

The virus of Hepatitis C (HCV) are transmitted by parenteral route, through direct contact between an infected person's blood and the blood or mucous membranes (oral or genital) of another person. HCV may survive for up to 3 days in a drop of blood. Therefore, the Hepatitis C can affect to all class of people.

In particular, it can be contracted:

  • Sharing personal hygiene, as Shaver utensils, toothbrushes, nail Clipper, etc...
  • Getting tattoos, piercings, dental care, cut hair or acupuncture if not used disposable and individual material
  • Sharing elements that are used for sucking or injecting drugs
  • Keeping risky sexual practices
  • By maternal-fetal vertical transmission.

Diagnosis and treatment :

When performing check-ups in workplace or by donating blood is discovered with the carriers.

When the doctor suspects a disease in the liver, request a blood test to measure whether there is an elevation of transaminases (substances contained in the cells of the liver) or the positivity for antibodies to the Hepatitis C virus. Occasionally, transaminases can remain normal for long periods of time. The study of the material genetic virus (viral RNA), through a test called PCR, indicates if the virus is "playing" actively in our liver. The study of subtype, this is the viral genotype, indicates the greater or lesser probability that the treatment is effective. Therefore, these two analyses are used when you establish an antiviral treatment.

Through an appropriate treatment that will mark the hepatologist can cure most cases of hepatitis C and stop the damage caused by the evolution of the disease in the liver.

The treatment strategy is tailored according to each case and taking into account the genotype of the Hepatitis C virus (the GT1 is the most common); the degree of fibrosis of the liver, the response to previous treatment and other diseases that the patient may have.

The cost :

Treatment of three-week with Sovaldi (sofosbuvir) has a cost of 84,000 dollars in United States; and €60,000 in the European Union, figures that exceed the budgets of health in all countries.

Why Egypt :

The pharmaceutical company Gilead signed an agreement in 2014 with the Government of Egypt to provide sofosbuvir with a strong discount on the price set in the United States. The reason for this was that Egypt is the country with the highest prevalence of Hepatitis C in the world.

For this purpose, Amigo tours currently collaborates with different agencies of trips and with entities medical and health care in the Cairo.

Short travel plan to Egypt :

The pharmaceutical company Gilead signed an agreement in 2014 with the Government of Egypt to provide sofosbuvir with a strong discount on the price set in the United States. The reason for this was that Egypt is the country with the highest prevalence of Hepatitis C in the world.

Amigo Tours organize a program of travel that combines the pleasure tourist that always involves it visit to the country of the Republic Arab of Egypt with the possibility-chosen alternative u optionally in his case by the interested-of have access simultaneously, and in the same country of destination, to a set of benefits medical specialized for the treatment of the virus of it Hepatitis C. By means of them the person that decides to access to these benefits is shall submit to tests medical, and is you practice tests clinical, analytical and of diagnosis during your stay, with the target last of prescribe is you by a specialist it medication proper, updated and made by prestigious laboratories international, for the correct treatment healing of the referred virus according to the genotype specific of each interested. Travel Plan finally includes the personalized delivery of corresponding medication from pharmaceutical establishments in the city of Cairo, duly authorized gubernativamente. Take the monitoring of treatment the person concerned then in their country of origin, under the supervision and direction of its optional.

Talking care of your health :

Amigo Tours in addition to the strict provision of services tourist, offers Additionally the possibility to the customer of that this, acting in his own name and interest, and under his only decision and choice, you can receive in the city of Cairo and during their stay, a given set of medical and health services provided by professional qualified third, unrelated to Amigo Tours. This set of services form, in brief summary, a healthcare benefit that, in essence, consists of one or more medical examinations, the realization of a series of tests and clinical analysis and diagnosis, the issuance of the corresponding physician prescription, and the delivery of the prescribed medication.

The medical care of the client in Cairo will be carried out by the, Dr. Mr. Waleed AbdEl Aty Hamed Elsayed , Dr.Mr.Amgad Nabil et Dr.Mr.Ahmed Radwan On the basis of clinical tests, blood tests and medical examinations carried out, as well as the background of each applicant under the exclusive professional medical judgment, will prescribe medication that is specifically required, and which will be delivered by pharmaceutical establishment.

The medication that will receive them customers in its stay in the Cairo is based on the principles active sofosbuvir and/ou , in combination with other drugs, according to each case and depending on the genotype and the clinical history of each stakeholder.

Between the list of medications essential that the WHO (Organization World of the health) recommended for the treatment of the Hepatitis C is are included them before mentioned drugs as may check in http://www.who.int/medicines/publications/essentialmedicines/Executive-Summary_EML-2015_7-May-15.pdf

In terms General this medication must be taken for a period of between 12 and 24 weeks.

According to information obrante in http://www.easl.eu/medias/cpg/HEPC-2015/Full-report.pdf the success of the treatment with the drugs before expressed and the total elimination of the HCV is produces in a high percentage, when the infection already has caused cirrhosis in the liver; and in percentages higher in those cases when the infection is is in a stage previous.


Travel to Egypt. Program 2 night and 3 days :

Day 1 : Arrival at the international airport in Cairo where he will be received by our representative and transfer to the hotel , Dinner at the hotel .

Day 2 : The next day of arrival after breakfast, corresponding analytical testing will be morning .

Those same customers will be accompanied by private transportation during the morning to the clinical setting where there will be analytical tests and personal diagnosis. At all times, such people will be assisted by physicians, qualified health personnel and, of course, by personal assistant fluent in Spanish, English , french and Arabic.

In the afternoon, it is time to enjoy a cruise on the Nile. Where can enjoy the shows of the dance of the belly, the Tanura and an international Orchestra, as well as in an open buffet dinner.

At the end of the dinner, return to the Hotel.

Day 3 : Breakfast , open buffet .

Transfer to the international airport of Cairo for the flight back .

Trip to Egypt. Program 4 nights and 5 days :

Day 1 : Arrival at the international airport in Cairo where he will be received by our representative and transfer to the hotel , Dinner at the hotel .

Day 2 : Breakfast , corresponding analytical testing will be morning, such customers shall cease in all ginesta solid and liquid from a certain time.

- Those same customers will be accompanied by private transportation during the morning to the clinical setting where there will be analytical tests and personal diagnosis. At all times, such people will be assisted by physicians, qualified health personnel and, of course, by personal assistant fluent in Spanish, English , French and Arabic.

- Once the above tests are completed, return to the Concorde the Sonesta Hotel and casino Cairo for a meal from a selection of the best international cuisines with a group of the best Chefs in the city.

- In the afternoon, it is time to enjoy a cruise on the Nile. Where can enjoy the shows of the dance of the belly, the Tanura and an international Orchestra, as well as in an open buffet dinner.

- At the end of the dinner, return to the Hotel.

Day 3 : Breakfast Buffet in the Hotel.

- Departure to visit the Majesty of the great pyramids and the Sphinx of Gize, monuments that are part of the 7 Wonders of the world original.

- Lunch beside the Pyramids zone, seafood .

- The next destination is the Egyptian Museum of Cairo, where you will discover the famous treasure of King Tutankamon and visit the room of Royal mummies, as well as exploring the Egyptian history.

- Return to the Hotel to rest.

- Dinner at the Hotel.

- Those customers who have specifically contracted with the Organization to carry out in the city of Cairo set of medical benefits, will be visited and inspected by Medical specialist.

- Back to the Hotel.

Day 4 : Buffet breakfast at the hotel.

- Then I find in the lobby with our guide and translator to go to old Cairo located just about 30 min. Hotel. The ideal place to photograph, by visiting the Citadel, the Coptic Museum, the hanging Church, the Church of the Sagrada Familia, the synagogue of Ben Ezra, the mosque of Amro Ibn El Aas (the first mosque in Africa), and the neighborhood of Fustat artisans.

- The Hotel buffet will be served during the tour.

- Return to the Hotel to rest.

- Customers who have specifically contracted with the Organization to carry out in the city of Cairo set of medical benefits, will receive personally and in hand, the health personnel of the Organization, the medication prescribed by medical prescription optional (according to genotype), duly acquired in pharmaceutical establishments and conditions of maintenance and suitable for subsequent transfer to the country of origin.

- Dinner at the Hotel.

Day 5 : Breakfast at the Hotel.

- Transfer to Cairo airport for the flight back



The Price :

Program 2 NTS / 3 Days:

The total price based on the amounts set of features integrated in this type of travel abbreviated amounts to the amount of U$D 1,650 VAT included. This price includes the following benefits:

  • The benefit strictly tourist in Cairo - Egypt.
  • The price or cost of the tests that the client must be in the country of origin, and which consist of: an analytical test complete; a test of Fibroscan; and a liver ultrasound test.
  • The medical examination and the exact prescription by a specialist of medication appropriate, up-to-date at all times, manufactured by prestigious international laboratories in order to provide the customer a correct treatment of the concerned virus according to the specific of each person genotype.
  • The personalized delivery of corresponding medication from pharmaceutical establishments of the city of Cairo duly authorized from the government to the exercise of their activity.

This price that you have been given and broken down (by total amount of) U$D 1,650 ( VAT included) is determined on the basis of the most common course of treatment, for a period of 12 weeks, and consists of these moments in the following medication:

Dacklanork 60mg + Sofosbuvir 400mg .

Depending on the affected medical situation, the treatment can be for 24 weeks. In such case, only the cost of the additional drugs would be add to the price. In some cases treatments with 12 weeks, and depending on the response obtained after ingestion of prescription drugs, the treatment may be prolonged for 12 additional weeks. In this referred case, the customer should return to Egypt to be examined again by the optional specialist and receive personally the recipe and the corresponding medication extra. Such second trip, and those concerned benefits, are not included in the price referred to this particular offer.

The following analysis that the applicant carry out after his trip, are not included in the price of this package.

According to season, the price of the stay and transport are subject to change.

Consult the special price for companion (requiring not receive medical services in Cairo-Egypt).

Financing:

Amigo Tours does not fund the package.

The Price :

Program 4 NTS / 5 DAYS:

The total basic price is of U$D 2279 VAT included.

The benefit strictly tourist in Cairo - Egypt.

This price is based on one of the most common cases of treatment, for a period of 12 weeks which is currently in Dacklanork (Daclastavir 60 mg.) and Mpiviropack (sofosbuvir 400 mg)or (sofosbuvir 400 mg. + ledipasvir 90 mg) generic Harvoni, medication and (Ribavirin, 200 mg).

And:

In different cases, and with a price of U$D 2882 (without VAT), (sofosbuvir 400 mg.) and Olysio (simeprevir 150 mg.) .

In other cases, and with a price of U$D 2999 (VAT exempt), the treatment consists in (Qurevo) and (Ribavirin, 200 mg.).

Medication made for a period of 12 weeks. Depending on the medical situation of the patient, treatment may be for 24 weeks, adding to these prices the cost only of additional drugs. In some cases of treatments for 12 weeks, depending on the response obtained by prescription drugs, the treatment may be prolonged for 12 additional weeks, in this case the customer should return to Egypt to personally receive the recipe and the additional medication. Such a journey and such benefits are not included in this price.

The following analysis that the applicant carry out after his trip, are not included in the price of this package.

According to season, the price of the stay and transport are subject to change.

Consult the special price for companion (requiring not receive medical services in Cairo-Egypt).

Financing:

Amigo Tours does not fund the package.