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Just Diagnosed--Your Next Steps

for Veterans and the Public

Your next steps

Finding out that you have hepatitis C can be scary and overwhelming. If you feel overwhelmed, try to remember that you can get help and that these feelings will get better with time.

  • Hepatitis C does not mean bad health problems or death. Over half of people with hepatitis C will never have any health problems from it.
  • Learning how to live with hepatitis C and getting in touch with a health care team that knows how to manage it will help you to feel better and get on with your life.
  • You are not alone. Probably between 3 and 5 million people are living with hepatitis C in the United States.

The following are steps to take if you have been diagnosed with hepatitis C:

  • Understand Your Diagnosis
  • Telling Others and Finding Support
  • Working with Your Doctor
  • Treatment Options for Hepatitis C