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What is Hepatitis C (HCV)?

  • Hepatitis C (HCV) is an infection caused by the HCV virus that attacks the liver and leads to inflammation
  • Hepatitis C is considered to be among the most serious of the Hepatitis viruses
  • There are two types of Hepatitis C: acute and chronic

What are Hepatitis C (HCV) Symptoms?

  • Often asymptomatic (showing no signs)
  • Can take HCV up to six months to show up in the blood

How is Hepatitis C (HCV) Transmitted?

  • Hepatitis C is spread through contact with contaminated blood
  • Spread from sharing needles
  • Spread from mother to baby during delivery
  • Spread from contact with infected blood through blood transfusions and organ transplants prior to 1992
  • Spread through vaginal and anal sex

How do you Test for Hepatitis C (HCV)?

  • This test detects the presence of antibodies to the virus
  • A simple blood sample is needed to test for Hepatitis C

What are the Complications of Hepatitis C (HCV)?

  • Prompt diagnosis and treatment can help prevent complications caused by Hepatitis C
  • Serious health complications can occur if the chronic infection is left untreated

How is Hepatitis C (HCV) Treated?

  • Sometimes Curable
    • 15% – 45% of those infected are able to clear the virus from their blood within 6 months from the time of infection
  • If not curable, treatable with medication

How Common is Hepatitis C (HCV)?

  • Estimated 30,000 new HCV infections each year in the U.S.
  • Over four million Americans have been infected with HCV, of which 2.7 million cases are chronic