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Women and HCV - Treatment (Version02_June 2011)

Women and HCV - Treatment (Version02_June 2011)

    Women and HCV - Treatment

    Hepatitis C Support Project | HCSP • VERSION 2 • June 2011 [2 pages]
    a series of fact sheets written by experts in the field of liver

    Author: Lucinda K. Porter, RN

    Making the Decision

    The decision to undergo treatment for chronic hepatitis C virus infection (HCV) can be complicated. There are many elements to consider. Women have issues that differ from men’s. Women are slightly more likely to respond favorably to HCV treatment. However, there are other factors to consider while making this decision.

    Many factors influence when to start HCV treatment. Depending on your situation, treatment typically lasts 24 to 48 weeks. Women with children are constantly trying to balance work and family issues. HCV treatment can upset this balance. Above all, make your health a priority.
    There may not be a perfect time to start, but it is important that you have good support and a life that is somewhat settled and flexible.