All About Hepatitis C
All About Hepatitis C, is designed to help you
learn more about hepatitis C, including its causes,
how hepatitis C is spread, its consequences,
how to prevent
hepatitis C, and how hepatitis C is diagnosed
About Hepatitis C
Hepatitis C is a liver disease caused by the hepatitis C
virus and affects approximately 4 million Americans, making it
more common than HIV infection. Because hepatitis C often has
no symptoms, many people do not know they have the disease and
may be infecting others.
Hepatitis C Treatment
Much has been learned about hepatitis C in the last 10
years and today there are effective
for chronic hepatitis C.
Hepatitis C Transmission
Hepatitis C is spread from person to person through
exposure to infected blood. In the majority of people, the
infection stays in the body for several years (known as a
chronic infection) and slowly damages the liver.
Hepatitis C Consequences
Chronic hepatitis C can have serious consequences,
including liver cirrhosis, end-stage liver disease, and even
liver cancer. Chronic hepatitis C can be a serious disease if
left untreated, but with early diagnosis and appropriate
treatment, the majority of patients can clear the infection
and make a full recovery.