Hepatitis C Therapy
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Hepatitis C Treatment
It is not what it used to be…..
“Treatment is recommended for all patients with acute or chronic HCV infection, except those with a short life expectancy that cannot be remediated by HCV therapy, liver transplantation, or another directed therapy.” ~Association for the Study of Liver Disease
The days of Interferon treatment are over. Medications for hepatitis C today can be as simple as one pill a day for 8 -12 weeks with minial or no side-effects. Caring Ambassadors encourages everyone to explore their option for treatment, make a plan with your health care team, then get rid of the virus!
The major goals of treatment for chronic hepatitis C are:
- eliminate the virus from the body (cure!)
- restore normal liver function (as shown by liver-specific blood tests)
- prevent further liver damage (shown by improvement or stabilization on the liver biopsy or other non-invasive tests)
- improve overall health and well-being
A sustained response is defined as continued undetectable HCV in the blood 12 weeks after the completion of treatment. At this point, a person is considered cured of chronic hepatitis C.1
Hep C Discussion Point™ is a tool designed by Caring Ambassadors medical experts that takes you through a series of questions about your hepatitis C experience. Once you’ve completed the questions, the program generates a customized list of topics, including the AASLD guidelines for your recommended treatment. You can print out and use as a guide in talking with your doctor about your hepatitis C health care.