New wave of Hep C hits Austin, but cure is available

New wave of Hep C hits Austin, but cure is available

The cure for a deadly virus is right here in Austin. Hepatitis C is the leading cause of liver cancer, and it’s the number one reason for liver transplants in the US.
According to the CDC, an estimated 4 million people still have Hep C.

A class of new medication is now available. Not toxic like previous treatments and in 8 to 12 weeks the patient can be cured and liver damage even reversed.
“It can be as simple as one pill a day or up to 3-4 pills a day,” said Dr. Alam.
Dr. Alam runs the Hep C Clinic at CommUnityCare. They have a 93% local cure rate from the virus that attacks the liver.
 

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Sources

  1. http://keyetv.com/news/local/new-wave-of-hep-c-hits-austin-but-cure-is-available
  2. https://www.linkagetocare.com

 

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