1. What is Hepatitis?
2. What is Viral Hepatitis?
3. And Hepatitis C..?
4. So how do you actually get it?
5. What about sex?
6. How is it diagnosed?
7. What are the symptoms?
8. How is it treated?
9. Amazing! Can anyone get DAAs?
The main issue with DAAs is their high cost, which is posing a major barrier to them being made available worldwide.
In 2015, after many years of waiting for some, the NHS finally agreed to fund the roll out of DAAs to those who need it. But negotiations with drug companies are ongoing - to try and get the price of these costly drugs down.
All patients starting DAAs must be fully committed to taking the treatment every day and eliminating any risk of reinfecting themselves during treatment, e.g. not injecting drugs or taking sexual risks - as repeat treatments cannot be guaranteed.