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.

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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

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Our Hepatitis C Treatment Chart PDF >>

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Also see our detailed hep C information page >> 

This page last updated 9 Jan 2018

 

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