The Medical Case for Curing All Hepatitis C Patients: A New Fact Sheet from NVHR

The National Viral Hepatitis Roundtable (NVHR) has released a fact sheet outlining the medical case for curing all hepatitis C patients. The fact sheet can be used to educate policymakers, medical providers, and community members about why everyone living with hepatitis C should have access to care. The fact sheet provides more information related to the following areas:

  • Hepatitis C treatment that leads to a cure is the only evidence-based intervention to prevent liver disease progression;
  • “Watchful waiting” can harm patients;
  • Between 40-74 percent of hepatitis C patients develop at least one extrahepatic (non-liver), multi-organ condition;
  • Providing all hepatitis C patients with access to a cure is the most effective way to eliminate the virus at a population level; and
  • Medical experts recommend treating all hepatitis C patients as the standard of care.

View the fact sheet here.

About Alyssa Kitlas

Alyssa Kitlas serves as a Program Analyst on NACCHO's HIV, STI, and Viral Hepatitis team. Her work includes projects on HIV, STI, and Viral Hepatitis prevention and care. Twitter: @AlyssaKitlas

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