Acute Hep C can be treated. An Acute infection can clear on its own without treatment in about 25% of people. If Acute Hep C is diagnosed, treatment does reduce the risk that Acute Hep C will become a Chronic infection. Acute Hep C is treated with the same medications used to treat Chronic Hepatitis C. However, the optimal treatment and when it should be started remains uncertain. There are several medications available to treat Chronic Hepatitis C, including new treatments that appear to be more effective and have fewer side effects than previous options. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) maintains a complete list of approved treatments for Hepatitis C.