Alister Doyle, Did some research
That's a tough one, and the rate at which Hep C causes damage is different for everyone. Hepatitis C is a slow progressing disease, with symptoms that may not appear for years but the sooner it is treated, the better your chances may be of being cured, meaning the virus can no longer be detected in your blood. Many factors can impact how quickly Hep C progresses, such as:
- Alcohol use
- Co-infection with HIV and/or hepatitis B
So in short, it really depends.