YOUR NEXT STEPS

If you’ve been diagnosed with Hep C, you may be surprised, but you’re not alone. In the US as many as 3.5 million people have it. The good news is that recent scientific advances have made treatments for Hep C shorter and more effective, with fewer side effects than previously. While Hep C is a serious disease, it can be cured. There’s never been a better time to seek treatment for your Hep C.

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Get helpful information, a Hep C Specialist appointment guide, and facts about managing Hep C.

Step 1

LEARN THE BASICS OF HEP C

What is Hep C exactly? How does it affect your liver? What is a Hep C genotype and why is it important? Knowing the basics about this disease can provide peace of mind, and help you have more productive conversations with your Hep C Specialist. To learn more about Hep C, click here. >

Step 2

FIND YOUR HEP C SPECIALIST

Most primary care providers don’t treat Hep C—that’s why you need a Hep C Specialist. These medical professionals have training and knowledge specific to managing and treating Hep C. Since much of their focus is on Hep C, they are the most up-to-date on the latest treatment advances. Your Hep C Specialist can be your advocate when it comes to choosing, getting, and monitoring your treatment.

Types of Hep C Specialists include:

  • Hepatologists—doctors who specialize in diagnosing and treating diseases of the liver.
  • Gastroenterologists—doctors who specialize in diseases of the digestive system. The digestive system includes the stomach, intestines, and other organs, including the liver.
  • Nurse practitioners (NPs) and Physician Assistants (PAs)—healthcare providers who practice under the supervision of physicians. They are highly trained and may write prescriptions, order lab tests, and perform other medical duties often done by physicians.
  • Infectious disease specialists—doctors who specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of infections that are transmitted by people or living organisms (like bacteria).

HOW DO I FIND A HEP C SPECIALIST?

You can ask your regular healthcare provider to refer you to a Hep C Specialist, or use the tool below to find one in your area.

Step 3

KNOW WHAT TO EXPECT AT YOUR FIRST APPOINTMENT

At your first appointment and throughout your treatment, be your own best advocate—make sure the Specialist understands that your goal is to be cured. If anything is unclear, ask questions.

Now that your Hep C has been diagnosed, your Hep C Specialist will run additional tests to learn which Hep C genotype you have and the level of damage to your liver. This information is useful in determining which treatment options may be right for you. You will also get tested during treatment to track your progress.

Health Assessment Tests

  • Hep C genotype
  • Liver (hepatic) panel
  • Fibrosis score
  • Viral load

KEEP YOUR SPECIALIST APPOINTMENT AND TAKE CONTROL OF YOUR HEALTH

Remember—the sooner Hep C is treated, the better the chances are for being cured. If left untreated, Hep C can cause severe liver damage, liver cancer, and even death.

Get the most out of your appointment, and learn how to have a productive conversation with this handy guide.

Step 4

LET YOUR FRIENDS AND LOVED ONES GET INVOLVED

When you visit a healthcare provider about any new diagnosis, there can be a lot of information to take in. Remember that you’re not alone, and think about bringing a friend or family member when you see your Hep C Specialist. They can be your support system—an extra set of eyes and ears to help keep track of details. To learn more about Hep C in daily life, click here.

Step 5

FOCUS ON TREATMENT

Once you know your Hep C genotype, you and your Hep C Specialist can discuss treatment options and decide on a plan. Be sure to follow your Specialist’s instructions and keep all your appointments. People who follow their treatment plan have the best chance of having their Hep C cured. To learn more about today’s treatments, click here. >

Cure means the virus is not detected in the blood when measured 3 months after treatment is completed.

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Get helpful information, a Hep C Specialist appointment guide, and facts about managing Hep C.

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