Diagnosing and treating hepatitis C
A blood test (HCV antibody test) is used to find out if someone has ever been infected with the hepatitis C virus. Current treatments usually involve just 8–12 weeks of oral therapy (pills) and cure over 90% with few side effects.
People with chronic hepatitis C should be monitored regularly by a doctor because they have a continued risk of complications of advanced liver disease, including liver cancer.
Hepatitis C symptoms
Many people newly infected with the hepatitis C virus don’t have symptoms. For those who do, symptoms usually happen 2–12 weeks after exposure and can include jaundice, upset stomach, stomach pain, fever, dark urine, diarrhea, joint pain, and fatigue.
At ARC, you are part of your healthcare team, and we make your healthcare decisions together. Recent developments in both hepatitis C and hepatitis B treatments have provided us with more effective options to treat and clear or control these viruses.
- Annual Physical Exam
Annual Physical Exam
Yearly visit with your ARC doctor to review your health and discuss preventative care.
- Treatment and Monitoring Care During Treatment of Hepatitis C and B
Treatment and Monitoring Care During Treatment of Hepatitis C and B
ARC provides monitored care and treatment for hepatitis C and hepatitis B patients who have been evaluated by an ARC doctor.