What if the treatment doesn’t work?

 

If you are not responding to a specific anti-viral treatment then your doctor will consider trying other ant-viral drugs. 

 

If you are prescribed Pegylated Interferon Alfa and your body does not respond to it then your doctor may continue to try other combinations of anti-viral drugs.

 

If you are not responding to any kind of treatment and your liver has become severely damaged through cirrhosis, you may need a liver transplant.

 

Liver Transplantation

 

For some people who have developed severe and life threatening liver damage a transplant may be an option.  88% of people survive liver transplantation.

 

 Unfortunately the virus in your body will infect the new liver and can cause severe damage to it over a number of years.

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Sexual Health and Blood Borne Virus Framework 

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