Hepatitis C – Symptoms Treatments Antivirals

While there is no vaccine to prevent Hepatitis C, the newer treatments are helping make it more manageable for many people. Current antiviral drugs can help reduce the viral load to undetectable levels, and patients who are cured of the disease are referred to as “in remission.” However, the CDC advises against liver transplants, because the newly transplanted liver does not eliminate the hepatitis C infection. In addition, there is a high risk of re-infection in a new liver for patients who have sustained a virologic response. Read More