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Is Treatment for Hepatitis C Successful?

How often is hepatitis C treatment successful?
 

 
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The goal of hepatitis C treatment is to completely eliminate the virus from the bloodstream. The chances of successful treatment will depend on a number of different things, including the type of hepatitis C virus you have (known as the genotype), the amount of virus in your blood before starting treatment (your viral load), and how closely you stick to your treatment plan.

In general, treatment for hepatitis C is very successful. It's estimated that about 50 percent to 80 percent of people with hepatitis C type 1 and 80 percent of those with types 2 or 3 who take their medicines exactly as prescribed will be cured of the infection.
 
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