Can hepatitis C be cured? Yes, you now have very good options for curing your hep C. These involve different combinations of hep C medications called DAA drugs (Direct Acting Anti-viral drugs). These new hep C treatments are listed on the Medicare PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme) which makes them almost free. There has been no better time to think about hep C treatment.
The new cures are different to the previous treatments:
- They cure around 95%, or more, of people who take them (even if you have cirrhosis).
- They have minimal side-effects.
- They last for just 12 weeks (in most cases).
- They involve just a few pills each day (with no injections).
Curing your hep C clears the virus from your body. It helps reduces liver inflammation and can help reverse fibrosis and even cirrhosis.
Knowing that you no longer have hep C may also help you feel better about yourself. For example, you may no longer feel worried about passing hep C to other people.
There has been no better time to think about hep C treatment.
How to treat hepatitis C – detailed info about hep C treatment
This page last updated 9 Jan 2018