If you’re thinking about treatment for Hep C, read these sections to learn about:
Quick Facts on HEP C TREATMENT
- There is treatment for Hep C. Treatment today is the best it’s ever been and it’s helping more and more people get rid of the virus.
- You might hear lots of bad things about Hep C treatment, but many people choose to take treatment and are able to get rid of the virus.
- A healthcare worker can help you decide if treatment is right for you and help you get ready to start.
- Treatment takes six months to a year, but you’ll know in the first three months if it will work for you.
- If you drink alcohol, stopping, or at least cutting back on drinking, can be one of the best things you do to make sure treatment works.
- If you’re using drugs, Hep C treatment can still work. More and more drug users are taking treatment and getting rid of the virus. If you’re having trouble getting treatment, talk to a healthcare worker you trust.
- If you have Hep C, you need to know about HIV—HIV can make your Hep C develop faster and be harder to treat because your immune system is weaker.
- Often there can be side effects from treatment, but your healthcare worker can offer help and support if you have problems.
- Getting through treatment can save your liver. And your life.