What to Expect With New Hepatitis C Treatments

By

Steven L. Flamm, MD

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Hepatitis C, or hep C—a liver inflammation caused by the hepatitis C virus—is a prevalent health condition in the United States, but many people with the disease don’t even know they have it. However, there's some good news when it comes to hepatitis C: few medical conditions have experienced the exciting treatment breakthroughs in recent years that hepatitis C has.

In my opinion, the development of new "direct-acting" anti-viral medications to treat hepatitis C is one of the biggest advances in medicine of the past 25 years.

In the last few years, a lot has changed in the way we treat hepatitis C. Do you know all the facts?

Medical Reviewer: William C. Lloyd III, MD, FACS Last Review Date: Oct 23, 2015