Explaining Hep C to Family and Friends

Your family and friends...
who
needs to know?

When you have hep C, you don't want to spread it. Here are some people you may want to tell that you have hep C:
  • Your spouse
  • Your family
  • Your doctors and dentists
  • Sexual partners
  • Anyone you may have shared needles with
Talking with your doctor can help you learn more about hep C. This can help you keep the people in your life informed.

Explaining hep C to others

How much people know about hep C may affect how they react to your news. By knowing your hep C facts, you'll be able to educate them about your condition.
Here are some things you may want to tell them:
  • Hep C Infection Can Cause Liver Damage Slowly Over TimeHep C infection can cause liver damage slowly over time, even without symptoms.
  • Hep C Is Spread by Blood ContactHep C is spread by coming in contact with blood from someone who has the virus.
  • Hep C Is Not Spread by Shaking HandsHep C is not spread by hugging, kissing, or shaking hands.
  • Hep C NewsI'm staying informed about hep C.


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