Hep C is curable. I went thru an 8 week regimen of Solvaldi and another antiviral pill. there was some discomfort, but tolerable. Get tested ASAP. there are a couple of methods of transmission not mentioned: Don't share tooth brushes or razors. Don't share straws, if you're snorting a drug, there are bodily fluids on the end of the straw. The same can be said for tooth brushes and razors. I had a live-in girlfriend who didn't listen about my razor and tooth brush. She contracted Hep C and died 2 years later of liver cancer. I took care of her till the end. From what I witnessed: liver cancer is one of the most terrible ways to go! If you're engaging in any risky behavior or are living with an infected person: Get tested ASAP. Once cured does not mean you can't get reinfected!