Taking Action

Am I Eligible for Treatment?

Many things affect the decision about who should receive treatment for Hepatitis C.  Antiviral medications may not be recommended if you:

  • Are pregnant, because these medications can cause birth defects in babies
  • Have certain medical problems such as advanced heart disease, diabetes, seizures, or autoimmune diseases (for example, lupus or rheumatoid arthritis)
  • Have severe depression or other mental health problems, as these medications may make them worse
  • Have advanced scarring (cirrhosis) of the liver
  • Engage in ongoing use of alcohol or intravenous drugs