HFI Connect - Hepatitis

Preparing for Hepatitis C Treatment: Part 1by Alan Franciscus

This first of a two-part series, originally appeared in the HCV Advocate; it presents an overview of how to prepare for hepatitis C treatment.

Alan FranciscusTreatment of hepatitis C has made great advances from the early days. Back when interferon was first approved, the cure rates were about 10%. The list of just the most common side effects could take up an entire page. Now, we have medications that can cure 90 to 100% of patients who undergo therapy. Even better, the side effects of the newer treatments are much easier to tolerate. This article will discuss what it takes to prepare for treatment.

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