Going to the doctor can be intimidating. You might feel rushed and forget to ask questions that are important. It's always a good idea to know what to ask beforehand and to take notes when with the doctor. Some of the questions below may be worth asking. Print out this page and take it with you to your next appointment. Consider taking a friend or family member with you to take notes and ask questions.
1. What kinds of hepatitis C tests will I need to have?
People with another form of hepatitis, HIV, hemophilia, kidney disease, and diabetes have a higher rate of infection with the hepatitis C virus (HCV) than the general population. Some conditions share a common transmission route with HCV, such as other viruses, hepatitis B, and HIV. Other times HCV is acquired as the result of a blood transfusion or organ transplant given to treat a disease like hemophilia or kidney disease.
Other times the increased rate is unexplained. A recent study suggested...