You have probably seen the television ads aimed at baby boomers concerning hepatitis C (HCV). They warn you of your chances of having HCV while advertising medications that will cure HCV in 8-12 weeks. You may, in fact, know you are infected, or a dive buddy may have told you, confidentially, that they have it. Confidentially, because there is a lot of shame and discrimination surrounding this disease. Hepatitis C is NOT casually transmitted by kissing, hugging food or drink.