Test Your Knowledge: Hepatitis C Patient Experiences
In 2020, 407 people living with hepatitis C took our 6th Hepatitis C In America survey. In total, we heard from 190 patients who were cured of hepatitis C and 217 patients still living with the virus. Our survey asked about accessing and affording treatment, symptoms, quality of life, experiences with medical providers, and other topics.
Three million Americans are living with hepatitis C. The virus causes inflammation and scarring of the liver, and while treatable, is the leading cause of liver cancer and disease. People living with hep C can experience stigma and isolation driven by others' misperceptions about hep C transmission. With this quiz, we want to shed some light on patient experiences.
How many cured patients waited 3 years or more for treatment?
What is the biggest barrier to patients treating their hep C?
What percentage of patients have used a financial support program to pay for treatment?
How many patients feel their symptoms and long-term side effects are under control after their hep C is cured?
What lifestyle changes did most patients report since their hep C diagnosis?
How did you do?
Let us know in the comments below, and tell us if any of these answers surprised you! You can also see more findings from past Hepatitis C In America surveys in our special collection, which also include resources on diet and nutrition, starting treatment, and more. You can also learn more about our In America surveys and why you should take them!
Do you experience long-term side effects from hep C treatment?