Hello Shanye, Welcome to HW. We have a very good support group here and I hope you will continue to come back. I can understand you wanting to start treatment as soon as possible, but it is possible for your system to kick the HCV, and not require treatment. The treatment can last from 6 months to 1 year or longer. Which is rather expensive treatment also. They doctors have to make sure it is chronic HepC, before they can start it, with that being said you will be still getting a early start on treatment, as people usually do not find out they have it for many years, which is why they call it "the Silent Dragon". If you do test chronic you will also have a better chance at becoming undetectable with treatment, geno type 1 is harder to treat and usually takes longer to treat. Just take a deep breath and see if your body will cooperate and kick it!
My husband has HCV and cirrhosis, he is waiting on the transplant list for a liver. Then after that he will have to start HCV treatment.
Postive thoughts going your way!