A new diagnosis of hepatitis C can be unsettling to hear. What do you need to know right away?
Q: My doctor just told me I tested positive for Hepatitis C. I’m in complete shock. How did this happen? He said that I need to see a specialist to get treatment, that I can get cured even, but I can’t wrap my head around this. I live such a safe life, how did I get this disease? Do I have to tell my sexual partners that I have it? I heard that the treatment feels terrible and you have to take it for a whole year, is that true? If I don’t get treated, is it going to kill me? I’m so freaked out right now.
A: Hearing you have a new health condition never feels good. But luckily for you, Hepatitis C is one that is now pretty much completely curable! And since you caught it early, your body is probably fine — the complications caused by this condition take years to occur. Knowledge is power, so let’s learn about this disease together so you can get the treatment you need, and make sure you protect those around you.
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