Feeling frightened, confused, angry, depressed, or even grieved when one is diagnosed with hepatitis C is natural. More so if one is feeling healthy at that moment.Life suddenly appears bleak and uncertain.
Some questions that arise when diagnosed with hepatitis C are related to disclosure: who, what, when, how? Though the choice is personal, not informing some people may lead to moral or legal complications at a later date.
Unless it hinders one’s ability to work, it is not mandatory to disclose HCV status to current or prospective employers. Sharing information about one’s hepatitis C condition is not necessary, except where the employment is at risk.
Despite of treatment and cure of hepatitis C becoming easier thanks to the new anti viral drugs being developed, complete eradication isn’t feasible. Even with treatment, there is always the risk of developing liver cirrhosis, thus fear death.