Cure hep C with pills in 8 - 12 weeks
Treatment has changed and is easier than it’s ever been before. All it takes is one to three pills a day for 8-12 weeks to live free of hep C. Now, treatment has way less side effects. You can repeat treatment if you get hep C again (and again and again), and there are no injections. It’s Your Right.
Take the first step, visit or call your nearest support location and talk to a peer today (people who have first-hand experience).
Get the truth
Here is some information about hep C treatment.
Get clear while on gear
Cure hep C with pills in 8-12 weeks
Being hep C free can make you feel better
Finger prick testing is now available in some areas
It's your right to treat hep C every time
“You don’t have to stop”
Whether you are currently using, use just occasionally or haven’t used for 10 years, everyone can be treated for hep C. It’s Your Right.
You don’t need to change your lifestyle. If you are someone who uses drugs, you won’t have to stop to be treated. If you drink alcohol, you don’t have to stop to be treated. If you have liver damage, you can be treated. If you have been treated before, you can be treated again. You can talk to a peer too if you want to know more about what it’s like.
“Once a day for 12 weeks”
All it takes is one to three pills once a day for 8 or 12 weeks and you’re in the clear. Just pills, no injections, and fewer side effects compared to the older treatments. Over 95% of people clear hep C with the new treatment. A nurse or doctor can prescribe treatment, and support is available from start to finish. You can get treated as many times as you need. It’s Your Right.
Check with your local support location to talk about the cure.
“You don’t realise how badly it affects you”
Every person’s experience of treatment is different. Some people feel like they have more energy after being cured. Many people are unaware that hep C can impact mental health conditions and being cured can help to make them feel better. Others just love not having hep C anymore — no virus in the blood, no risk of liver disease and no risk to others. It’s Your Right.
“Get a finger prick test”
Testing for hepatitis C is changing. If you are worried about being tested for hep C because getting blood taken is hard, then talk to a peer or nurse about different options. They are there to support you. It’s Your Right.
Finger prick testing is now available in some places. It is easy to do, and you can find out your result quickly. In some places, it is under an hour. You can get tested at sexual health clinics, doctor’s clinics, and some drug and alcohol services, needle and syringe programs (NSPs) and Aboriginal Medical Services.
Talk with your local support location to see where you can get tested and if they have finger prick testing.
“Clear it, again and again”
If you have already been cured, it’s important to stay blood-aware because unlike some other infections, your body doesn’t protect you from new infections, and you could get hep C again. The good news is, if you get hep C again, you can be cured again (and again and again). Simple as that. It’s good to know that once you are cured, you won’t pass it on to anyone else. You’ll be looking after your health and the whole community will benefit. It’s Your Right.
Find trusted help
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Canberra Alliance for Harm Minimisation & Advocacy
Shop 17, Level 1, Belconnen Churches Centre, 54 Benjamin Way, Belconnen, 2617
Hepatitis ACT NSP
36 David St, Turner, ACT, 2612 (opposite O'Connor shops)
NTAHC Alice Springs NSP
Shop 3 Reg Harris Lane, Todd Mall, Alice Springs, NT, 0870
QuIHN Gold Coast
Shop 12/89-99 West Burleigh Road, Burleigh Heads, 4220
Alexander Kelly Drive, Noarlunga Centre, 5168
Wonggangga Turtpandi CNP
11 Church St, Port Adelaide, 5015
U City CNP
Uniting Communities, Level 1, 43 Franklin St, Adelaide, 5000
Harm Reduction Victoria (Office and NSP)
299-305 Victoria St, Brunswick, VIC, 3056
Peer Based Harm Reduction WA Perth
Suite 22/7, Aberdeen Street, Perth, 6000
Peer Based Harm Reduction WA Bunbury
97 Spencer Street, Bunbury, 6230
Mobile Van Service
Margaret River - Tuesday 3-4pm, Hospital car park
Bridgewater Community Centre
6 Bowden Drive, Bridgewater TAS, 7030
Clarence Integrated Care Centre
18-22 Bayfield Street, Rosny Park, TAS, 7018
Salvation Army Launceston
111 Elizabeth Street, Launceston, TAS, 7250
Youth Family and Community Connections (YFCC)
62 Stewart St, Devonport, TAS, 7310