Hepatitis C (HCV)

Hepatitis C virus information, screening and treatment guidelines, and educational materials.

Hepatitis C is a liver infection caused by the hepatitis C virus. Without treatment most people with hepatitis C will have it forever and can pass it to others. Over time hepatitis C will cause liver damage and can cause cancer and death. While there is no vaccine to prevent hepatitis C more than 95% of chronic infections can be cured with simple, well-tolerated oral treatments. Testing is the first step towards cure.

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