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Can Hepatitis C Be Cured?

The New Standard in Hepatitis C Treatment continued...

Sovaldi comes in an easy once-a-day pill. It takes as few as 12 weeks to work, and it cures up to 90% of people who take it.

"Being able to give a treatment that is one pill a day with few side effects is very attractive," Lok says. "This is why everyone is very excited."

Other new interferon-free drugs are expected to come along in the next year or two, she says.

As treatments improve, we're inching toward a widespread cure for hepatitis C. "It's expected that with time, there will be better and better treatments, and no reason why everyone who can take them can't be cured," Thomas says.

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Reviewed on January 27, 2014

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