Not sure whether to get treatment?

 If you are still undecided about treatment, it might help to weigh up some pros and cons.

Though there is no denying the fact that treatment is tough, I would still advise those recommended to try it, and persevere.



  • It is possible to clear the virus through treatment
  • Treatment can reduce and even reverse a certain amount of liver damage, giving you better health
  • Clearing the virus means the risk of passing the virus on to others is removed.


  • Treatment can cause side effects
  • Treatment may mean deciding to tell others that you have Hepatitis C depending on your circumstances
  • Treatment can last up to 12 months depending on your genotype.

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