photo hep-cWhat is Hepatitis-C? It is an infection caused by a virus that attacks the liver and leads to inflammation.

More than 200,000 US cases per year

  • Treatable by a medical professional
  • Spreads easily
  • Requires a medical diagnosis
  • Lab tests or imaging always required
  • The virus is spread by contact with contaminated blood, for example, from sharing needles or from unsterile tattoo equipment.
  • Most people have no symptoms. Those who do develop symptoms may have fatigue, nausea, loss of appetite, and yellowing of the eyes and skin.
  • Hepatitis C is treated with antiviral medications. In some people, newer medicines can eradicate the virus.