Diagnosis

Can Hepatitis C Be Cured?

Unlike Hepatitis A and Hepatitis B, a vaccine for Hepatitis C is not available.

However, treatment options are available and Hepatitis C may be cured (or cleared from the body).

Learn more about your treatment options and speak to your healthcare provider today.

The Hep C virus can be considered “cured”, if the virus remains cleared from your blood at the 6-month mark after treatment has finished. This is called a sustained virologic response (SVR), and data suggest that you will stay virus free indefinitely.

Try to keep yourself as healthy as possible, keep your medical appointments and get regular check-ups. Remember that you could become re-infected if you expose yourself to high-risk situations such as injection drug use, and so do everything possible to avoid these situations. Speak with a substance abuse counselor if needed.