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FAQ: Is research actively being done with hepatitis C?

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Q: Is research actively being done with hepatitis C?

The VA, the NIH (National Institute of Health), and many other organizations are very interested in hepatitis C right now. Participation in clinical trials (research programs that test the safety and usefulness of new drugs and procedures) can be a good way to get the latest treatments for HCV. There is a strong focus on understanding the virus and developing newer and more effective treatments, and trying to lessen the side effects of existing combination therapy.