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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. Hepatitis C can be cured. While there is no vaccine to prevent hepatitis C, but there are strategies that can help to keep from getting or transmitting hepatitis C.

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State Public Health Laboratory
305 South Street, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130


Infectious Disease Division (617) 983–6925
Laboratory Sciences Division (617) 983–6210

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