Notice: Users may be experiencing issues with displaying some pages on stanfordhealthcare.org. We are working closely with our technical teams to resolve the issue as quickly as possible. Thank you for your patience.
Our expertise includes knowing the most appropriate time to start treatment, then working with you one-on-one to help you have the best possible outcome. In fact, our patients have achieved an over 85 percent cure rate and no patients have stopped treatment prematurely.
If direct-acting antiviral agents are right for you, here is what to expect:
Our dedicated advance practice nurse works with your insurance company to get approval. Decisions can take up to two months. During this time, we are responsive to any requests for additional information that might help your request get approved more quickly.
Once approved, you meet with a liver disease expert (hepatologist) specializing in hepatitis C. We review treatment instructions, possible side effects, and answer any questions you may have.
You take pills every day for 12 weeks and go for regular testing to monitor your progress. Learn more about liver disease testing.
You can expect to hear from our advanced practice nurses and medical assistants on a regular basis. Our goal is to help you stay on track with treatments, testing, and follow up visits. We also help manage any side effects you may be experiencing.
At the end of your treatment, you take one more blood test to confirm you no longer have the virus.
If direct-acting antiviral agents are not right for you or they do not cure your condition, you are not out of options. Through research and clinical trials, we are testing many new treatments, one of which may be right for you.