Once a person learns they have Hepatitis C the first thing that they want to know is how to cure Hep C.
Below are simple guidelines for the treatment of Hepatitis C. I have written these guidelines so they are easy to understand for anyone with Hep C.
If you wish for more detailed information on options for treating Hepatitis C then you are welcome to contact me directly or to join my Hepatitis C Support group on Facebook, the link is on this page.
If You Know the Genotype of Hepatitis C You are Infected With the following treatment guidelines will help. If you do not know the genotype of Hepatitis C you are infected with please read the suggestions at the end of this page.
Hepatitis C Genotype 1 can be treated with 12 weeks of:
In most situations, the Sofosbuvir based treatments will give a slightly higher cure rate, especially if the patient has cirrhosis of the liver or has failed previous treatment. For Genotype 1b Sofosbuvir + Daclatasvir will give a slightly higher cure rate than Harvoni.
Hepatitis C Genotype 2 can be treated with 12 weeks of:
Whilst genotype 3 can be treated with 12 weeks treatment of the drug combinations listed below research has shown that longer treatment times will give higher cure rates for genotype 3. A 12 weeks treatment will give around a 92% cure rate lifting the treatment time will lift the cure rate with any of these Hep C medications:
Hepatitis C Genotype 4 can be treated with 12 weeks of:
If you do not know the genotype of Hepatitis C you are infected with and cannot access the Hepatitis C genotype test you should use a “pan-genotype” treatment, which will cure all genotypes. Pan-genotype Hepatitis C treatments include:
When 12 weeks treatment for a Hepatitis C infection is not long enough.
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