Hepatitis C Key Messages - Treatment
Treatment cures over 95% of people with hepatitis C. Talk to your nurse or doctor about your treatment options.
- Treatment comes in pill form, has few side effects, and is usually taken for eight or 12 weeks.
- For most people, the cost of treatment is covered through public health insurance plans (provincial, territorial or federal). If you have private insurance from a job, your plan should cover the cost of treatment.
- Getting cured of hepatitis C can make your life better. The hepatitis C virus can no longer injure your liver, helping to prevent liver failure and lowering your chances of getting liver cancer.
- You can get hepatitis C again after you are cured if the virus gets into your blood.
- You will need to be treated again if your body does not clear the virus on its own.