Risks of not getting treatment

By not getting treatment you increase your chances of developing:

  • serious liver disease
  • cirrhosis
  • permanent liver damage such as liver cancer
  • liver failure

Drinking alcohol

If you have hepatitis C and you drink large amounts of alcohol you increase the risk of serious liver damage. 

People with HIV

If you have HIV you have a greater chance of developing liver damage and cirrhosis if you have hepatitis C. If you have both, you need to get treatment.