This is a MYTH.

Medicines and treatments such as Harvoni and Solvadi have been tested and confirmed to cure hepatitis C.

Now, these newer hepatitis C drugs can be difficult to get due to the fact that they’re super-expensive. The market price for Harvoni is a shocking $1,125 per pill or $94,500 for a 12-week course of treatment, and other new medications aren”t far behind.

Insurance companies are scrambling for ways to cover costs of treatment without breaking the bank. Some say they’ll only cover the medication for their sickest patients, which unfortunately means that many people with hepatitis C have to wait.

What you need to know:

Each of these medications will only work if you follow strict guidelines and a schedule. If you miss a pill, it is possible you will not be cured.

There is also a risk that you could transmit the disease to a loved one, they could transmit it back to you, and you could then be re-infected with hepatitis C. Hepatitis C is a virus that is spread by blood- you have to learn what to look out for. For example, you might not think much about sharing a toothbrush with your significant other, but even the slightest bleeding of the gums can result in the transmission of hepatitis C.

Here’s the rub:

If you fail to take your meds every day on your first round of one of these pricey pills, or if you get reinfected with the virus, your insurance might not cover the cost of a second round.

We’re here to help.

If you’re having any issues with accessing these medications, sticking to a treatment plan, preventing re-infection, or anything else pertaining to hepatitis C, we’re here to help. Click here to get a full year with your own personal Health Advisor free of charge, paid for by grants received by Pack Health.

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