What is Hepatitis C?

Hepatitis C (Hep C or HCV) is a virus that is spread from one person to another through contact with the blood of an infected person. The majority of people living with Hep C are not aware of it because they don’t have any symptoms. Even without symptoms, Hep C can cause permanent damage to the liver and could lead to cirrhosis, liver failure and liver cancer.

Getting tested can help people learn if they are infected and get them into lifesaving care and treatment.

 

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