Can Hepatitis C be cured?

Yes, Hepatitis C is curable.

One in five people fight off the infection by themselves, through their own immune system. This occurs during the first 6 months of infection (known as acute Hepatitis C). If the virus persists after 6 months it is a chronic infection and will require treatment.

Of those who develop a long term (chronic) infection, treatment is available that can lead to a cure in up to 90% of people, depending on their genotype.

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