Read Part I of my story at http://blog.mountsinai.org/blog/hepatitisc-treatment
My name is Andrew Styles. Hepatitis C is a liver infection caused by a virus. Hepatitis means inflammation of the liver, an organ that carries out over 500 functions that keep you healthy. I just successfully completed a new treatment for Hepatitis C (Hep C) and want to inspire others to get tested and treated. I was treated in the past with serious side effects, but this time was different. On the new treatment, the only symptom I got was mild fatigue. The new medicine in my treatment, Sofosbuvir (SOVALDI), was approved by the FDA on December 6, 2013, for treatment and cure of Hepatitis C virus. There are different treatments available and the treatment depends on your genotype (which kind of Hep C virus you have), your stage of liver disease and your other health issues. The full treatment that I just completed was Sofosbuvir (SOVALDI) 400 mg tablet once daily taken with a combination of Ribavirin 600 mg tablet 2 times a day and Peginterferon alfa-2a (PEGRASYS PROCLICK) 180 mcg/0.5 ml., a once a week injection.