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Hepatitis C treatment as come a long way over the past decades.
All people ages 18 to 79 should be screened for hepatitis C virus at least once, regardless of risk factors.
Dealing with hepatitis C can be challenging enough, but how do you handle more than one medical condition at the same time?
There is really no “free” Hep C treatment: Someone always pays.
There are a variety of hepatitis C treatments offered for all genotypes, with various stages of liver damage.
Often people are reluctant to start using a hep C medication because they are concerned about the possible side effects during treatment.
For many people getting back to 100% health is quite easy, but for others the damage caused by hep C is difficult to come back from.
I have spent a lot of time and energy figuring out ways to smuggle medicines to people in need of them.
Treatment for hep C has improved greatly over the past decades, with medications that treat more than one virus strain at the same time.
People needing hep C treatment in Cuba can only be treated with interferon and ribavirin, which is a treatment from the Dark Ages of Hep C.
Here is a fantastic story from Jonathan Nakamoto in the USA who treated and cured his hepatitis C with generic Harvoni from India in 2016.
Ask Hep looks at drugs and supplements that may interact with direct-acting antivirals used to treat hepatitis C.
This finding from a study of people with both diseases underlines the importance of treating the virus.
The situation for people with Hepatitis C in the Philippines is difficult, especially for poor people.
Is drinking alcohol safe for patients who have Hepatitis C? How does alcohol effect Hepatitis C? Your questions answered
Ask Hep explains why people who are starting treatment for hepatitis C, should be tested for hepatitis B.
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