Hepatitis C is a blood transmitted virus that attacks the liver. Most people that contract the virus will develop chronic hepatitis C which requires treatment to prevent significant liver damage. There is no vaccine for hepatitis C and many people will not exhibit any signs or symptoms so it is important to be screened. The CDC recommends screening to all individuals who were born between 1945 and 1965 as well as any individuals with certain risk factors such as Injectable drug use.
Fortunately, there are may very effective treatment options available to patients with Hepatitis C. The treatment regimens may range from 8 weeks to 24 weeks and most patients experience very mild side effects if any at all. Please see the up to date list of medications used to treat Hepatitis C below and click each drug for more information.
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