Understand Your Diagnosis - Viral Hepatitis and Liver Disease
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Understand Your Diagnosis

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Understand your diagnosis - Hepatitis C for Patients

People diagnosed with HCV are sometimes embarrassed or ashamed about the diagnosis and they may find themselves avoiding friends and family as a result. Worrying about how others will react to the diagnosis often prevents outreach for the support that is needed for health and well-being. Remember:

  • HCV is curable due to the many new treatments available
  • Risk for transmission to family members is very low

Whom you decide to tell about your HCV is ultimately up to you. However, those who could have been exposed should be informed (sexual partners and needle sharing partners). See more information about risk factors and coping with HCV.