If you have hepatitis C virus (HCV) it’s important to get medical care and connect with a primary care provider.Once you’ve established a relationship with a provider, testing can be performed that will help guide what treatment will look like for you. If you’re not receiving HCV treatment, there are steps you can take to help keep yourself healthy.
Significant advances in treatment have been made in recent years, and 90% or more of HCV cases are now curable. Treatment plans are based on several factors including HCV genotype, disease progression, and your previous treatment experience.
While the new medications are highly effective, they are also very expensive and often require prior approval by your health insurance company. Prior approval sometimes takes multiple requests on the part of a medical provider. For those who are uninsured or underinsured, treatment may be accessible through patient assistance programs offered by many pharmaceutical manufacturers.