- You are less likely to self-heal of hepatitis C if you are HIV positive.
- However, you have a more than 95% chance of being cured with HCV medication if you are HIV positive.
- Not yet taking HIV medication? HIV treatment limits the damage that a hepatitis C infection can cause.
If you are HIV positive, you are in a slightly less favourable position than if you would not have HIV. However, the latest medication works just as well with HIV positive men as it does with HIV negative men.Read more
The good news is that you have a 95% chance of being cured with HCV medication, whether you are HIV positive or negative.
Treatment with HIV inhibitors limits the damage that hepatitis C can cause. Not yet taking HIV medication? Hepatitis C creates an additional reason to begin taking HIV inhibitors as soon as possible. Discuss this with your HIV doctor.
Interactions between the Hepatitis C drugs and the HIV drugs could occur. This means that one of both treatments perform less than expected, or that there is a bigger chance of having side effects from the pills you take. Your doctor may decide to change your HIV medication (for a short while). Once you have been cured of hepatitis C, you can go back to taking your old HIV medication.