The following is a series of questions and answers regarding the latest Hepatitis C tests and drugs in Indonesia and we hope that this Q&A can help you get information.
Did You Know Tests and Medicines for Hepatitis C are provided free of charge by the Government of Indonesia?
SINCE WHEN HEPATITIS C TEST AND DRUGS ARE PROVIDED FREE BY THE INDONESIAN GOVERNMENT?
The Ministry of Health through the Directorate of P2PML, Directorate General of P2P has gradually expanded access to hepatitis C testing and therapy services with Direct Acting Antiviral (DAA) since May 2017.
IN WHICH HOSPITALS ARE THE TEST AND DRUG AVAILABLE?
Until 2021, these tests and drugs are already available in 18 provinces and will soon be expanded to other provinces. The list of referral hospitals can be seen at the following link: http://pedulihatibangsa.id/direktori- jasa-hepatitis-c-di-indonesia/
WHAT TESTS COVERED FOR FREE?
The tests covered by the Government program are the Hepatitis C antibody test and the HCV viral load test.
WHAT MEDICINE IS PROVIDED FREE BY THE GOVERNMENT FOR HEPATITIS C PATIENTS?
The drugs provided free by the Government for Hepatitis C patients are Direct Acting Antivirals, namely Sofosbuvir and Daclatasvir with cure rates above 95%.
So, let’s test and cure Hepatitis C immediately!