HepC Information

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Here are some facts that can be useful to know about Hepatitis C

  • Hepatitis C is a serious chronic illness that requires treatment
  • Hepatitis C is a curable disease for most
  • You can get hepatitis C through contact with an infected person’s blood
  • Hepatitis C is 30 times more infectious than HIV
  • You can have hepatitis C and not have any signs or symptoms
  • The only way to know if you have hepatitis C is to get tested
  • Hepatitis C testing is free at public testing clinics
  • Untreated hepatitis C can cause serious health problems, such as liver disease
  • About 1 in 5 people infected with hepatitis C will recover from it without treatment
  • Hepatitis C will become chronic (will not go away) in about 4 out of every 5 people who become infected.  This requires treatment

 

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