HCV Can Be Cured illustration depicting progression of liver damage from Hep C occurring over time, from stage F0/F1 (no or mild fibrosis) to stage F4 (cirrhosis)Hep C: A progressive disease that may not have symptoms.
The longer patients go without treatment, the greater the direct impacts on their liver.1-3

Cure, or sustained virologic response (SVR12), is defined as undetectable levels of HCV in the blood at 12 weeks after completion of therapy.4,5

Untreated, Hep C reduces life expectancy.6,7

Deaths from complications related to Hep C have increased. Patients with untreated Hep C have an increased rate of death and lower life expectancy—but cure is possible.4,6-12

More people die from Hep C–related complications than from HIV.8-11,13-15,a

HCV Can Be Cured chart depicting a higher mortality rate for Hep C than HIV from 1999 to 2013. The HIV mortality rate declines while the Hep C rate increases, surpassing the mortality rate of HIV in 2007

aExtended from: Ly KN et al. Ann Internal Med. 2012;156(4):271-278.

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The mean age of Hep C patients who died between 2006-2010.7

51%51% of Hep C–related deaths in 2013 occurred among persons aged 55 to 64 years.4

HCV Can Be Cured illustration depicting the Hep C virus
HCV Can Be Cured illustration depicting the Hep C virus