On Treatment

Once you decide to go on treatment there is a lot of information that can help make that experience easier. Not everyone has a horror story about their treatment regime, however most people experience some mild side effects. We have information on how to minimise nausea, how to time your interferon injections so they have the least impact on your day to day life, to foods that don’t make your mouth feel like it’s on fire. Quite a few of us have been on treatment over the past ten years or so and we now have a collection of knowledge that may be useful to other injecting drug users.

There are heaps of tests that have to be done while on treatment, we will discuss those tests what they mean, and how often you will need to be tested. The drugs needed to attack the hep C viruses are strong and can have an effect on the systems of our bodies so you need to follow through with the testing regime.