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.
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.