As you work with your Hep C Specialist toward a cure, you may have some questions about your everyday activities. Here are some simple, easy-to-follow steps for taking care of yourself and your loved ones.
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Even before you begin Hep C treatment, making some healthy lifestyle changes can help reduce your risk of further liver damage. Here are some suggestions:
The Hep C virus isn’t spread by casual contact, like the common cold or flu. It’s only spread through blood-to-blood contact. But to lower the risk of passing it to your loved ones, take a few basic precautions:
To minimize the risk of transmitting the Hep C virus at work, take the same basic precautions you do at home. You may find it helpful to disclose your diagnosis to co-workers, but you don’t have to.
There are many ways to find people like yourself who have been diagnosed with Hep C, are treating it, or have already been cured and want to share their stories. Your Hep C Specialist, local hospitals, and health agencies can put you in contact with some of those people in your area. Online support communities can be great resources for you, too.