Hep C Stories

Is there treatment?

Yes! And the new medications, called direct-acting antivirals (DAAs), can cure the vast majority of people!

Hepatitis C treatment has improved dramatically. It used to involve getting injections of a drug called peg-interferon, which caused difficult side effects and often didn’t cure people.

New treatments involve taking pills, which cause far fewer side effects that are mostly mild. New treatments often last only two to three months and are far more effective.

Hep C treatment is less expensive than in the past and there are programs that help people cover the cost. If you are interested in learning more about hepatitis C treatment or how you can get financial assistance, speak to a doctor or nurse. You can also click here to learn more about starting treatment, monitoring treatment, side effects and more.

Being cured of hepatitis C can improve a person’s liver health and quality of life.

If you have been cured of hepatitis C, it is still possible to get it again.