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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 available, as well as information about costs, coverage from BC Pharmacare, and financial assistance programs. Resources, videos, and treatment stories from those who had hep C are also available on the 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.