How to Talk About It

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Kapil Chopra, MD
Now this is a difficult question, because in the general public, liver disease, hepatitis C, in some ways, has a stigma attached to it. So patients are sometimes reluctant to talk about it. I think once an individual finds out that he or she has hepatitis C, it's important to share this information with their partner and other members at home

Kapil Chopra, MD cont.
because of the risk of transmission as well as precautions to be taken so as to prevent transmission. In addition to this, every time this individual sees a doctor or a health care provider, it's important to share this information. Nobody else necessarily needs to know.