In some trials, people will get their results before the trial ends—for example, if the treatment is not working, they may stop early. With hepatitis C, you can expect to get your results 12 to 24 weeks after finishing treatment. Usually, if the study was randomized and blinded, you will now be told what treatment you were taking. If the study is ending, and if study results are available, you should be given those results. If you have been taking an experimental hepatitis B drug that is working for you, then you may be able to continue the drug indefinitely if you need it (since hepatitis C can be cured with treatment, people take medication for a specific number of months). However, this is not always the case—you may need to wait for it to be approved before you can access it again.
What Happens When the Trial is Over?