Frequently asked questions

Here’s answers to all the common questions.
How much does cure cost?

The cost of the treatment is mostly covered by the Government rebate scheme so cure doesn’t cost too much. It is currently $40.30 per month without a Health Care Card and $6.50 per month if you have a Health Care Card. Some organisations and services can help cover this cost too. It’s Your Right.

I don’t feel sick so should I wait to do treatment?

Treating hep C earlier rather than later can stop the liver from being damaged. Some people may experience things like low energy, brain fog or feeling flat or sad and not realise it’s the hep C causing these symptoms. You can be free of hep C. It’s Your Right.

I’ve got a great doctor; can they prescribe treatment?

Yes, they sure can!

I don’t want to be judged or treated differently if I have hep C, who can I see?

Talk with your local peer-based organisation (peer-based organisations are there to support you and their team have personal experience and knowledge around injecting drug use and hep C), local needle and syringe programs, or ring your local hepatitis organisation on 1800 437 222. Everyone has a right to good treatment. It’s Your Right.

If I am still using, how often should I get tested for hep C?

Get tested if you can every 12 months for peace of mind. Also if you have an injecting episode that you think may have been risky. Importantly, if you get hep C again, you can get treated again (and again and again). It’s Your Right.

I've got a hard to clear type of hep C, will the pills still cure me?

The good news is that these days there’s no such thing as a hard to clear type of hep C. The pills work the same for everyone. It’s Your Right.

Find trusted help

If you are ready for hep C treatment or you just want some advice. Visit or call your nearest support location for a conversation with people who have first-hand experience of living with hep C and/or personal experience and knowledge around drug use. Here is a list of peer-based organisations who you can speak with. Most of these organisations provide testing and treatment or they can direct you to a place that does.
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