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Navigating hepatitis C treatment information can be complex. The Hepatitis C Treatment Information Project, also known as Hep C TIP, from the Pacific Hepatitis C Network aims to provide accurate information about treatment of hepatitis C.
Modern hepatitis C treatment cures the virus in 95% of cases, preventing or halting liver damage, liver failure, and liver cancer. Hep C treatments available now, called direct-acting antivirals (DAAs), are easy to take–most of the time for 8 to 12 weeks–and have relatively few side effects, many people experiencing none at all. Often, any side-effects are mild and include tiredness or headache. You can learn more about side-effects under the Hep C Treatment tab above.
On Hep C TIP, we have information on the different treatments covered by BC PharmaCare and different financial assistance and support programs. Resources, videos, and treatment stories from those who had hep C are also available on this site.
If you have hep C, talking to someone who has been there can help you sort out your thoughts! Contact a Peer Navigator at Help4Hep BC for non-medical questions, including resources, support, and general information about treatment. Questions about your individual treatment can be answered by your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist.
Hep C TIP is a resource for information purposes only and is not intended to replace medical advice from a healthcare professional.