Thanks to big-time improvements in medication, HCV is now considered curable for most people, but concern about long-term issues like liver health is common. Also, you may be worried about infecting others—or scared that you already have—and fall down the rabbit hole of not-great internet research about possible consequences.
Acknowledge those feelings, suggests Gerardo Bustillo, M.D., an ob/gyn who treats patients with HCV at MemorialCare Orange Coast Medical Center in Fountain Valley, CA. It’s typical to be anxious. There are ways to deal with your worries, he says.