I was diagnosed with chronic hep c gene1 last month and Im scheduled to see a GI specialist in two days . i am 34-male and i was tested for hep c due to pain in kidney and liver area as well as flu like symptoms and pain in joints and old injuries . my ast is 69 and asl is 97 and my RNA results were 798,884 . Is this bad and will GI doc help with pain and how long until I get on treatment? Does this pain get worse?