Hepatitis C Directory
Hepatitis C is inflammation of the liver due to the hepatitis C virus (HCV). Hepatitis C is an infectious disease. You can catch Hepatitis C if you have unprotected sex with someone who has the disease, or if you come into contact with blood from, or needles used by, an infected person. Getting a tatoo with contaminated tools also makes you more likely to develop hepatitis C. Most people who are infected with the HCV virus develop a long-term (chronic) form of hepatitis C, which can lead to liver damage. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how hepatitis C is contracted, what the symptoms are, how to treat it, and much more.
Hepatitis C Virus Tests
Hepatitis C virus tests detect substances in the blood that indicate a hepatitis infection is active, chronic, or has occurred in the past. The tests detect proteins (antibodies) or genetic material (DNA or RNA) of the virus that causes hepatitis.
Coping With Hepatitis C
Maintaining honesty with partners, family, and friends about your condition is key to coping with hepatitis C. WebMD tells you why.
Hepatitis C Diet and Exercise
WebMD explains hepatitis C and diet, exercise, and alcohol use.
Protecting Others From Hepatitis C
WebMD explains how hepatitis C is passed and what to do to protect loved ones from contracting the disease.
7 Self-Care Tips to Manage Hepatitis C
A description of how someone with hepatitis C can stay healthy, and what role nutrition, exercise, stress management, and support groups play in managing the disease.
Your Guide to Vitamins and Supplements for Hep C
A lot of people take diet and herb supplements to ease hep C symptoms. But how well do they actually work? Take a look at the research on popular products.
Tips to Deal With Hepatitis C Fatigue
When you have hepatitis C, being tired -- really tired -- can be a fact of life. But you can take certain steps to boost your energy.
Hep C and Your Emotions: How to Get Help
Fear. Guilt. Depression. Many feelings can come along with a hepatitis C diagnosis. But you can move past them and feel better. Here’s how to get started.
CDC Director Dr. Tom Frieden on Hepatitis C
CDC director Dr. Tom Frieden discusses Hepatitis C.
Video: Hepatitis C and Liver Transplants
What are your treatment options when your liver is not working?
Video: Hepatitis C Symptoms
It’s easy to miss the flu-like symptoms of hep C. Find out who’s at risk and how to get tested.
Video: Hepatitis C Causes
Hepatitis C spreads through blood-to-blood contact. Learn how that can happen.
Slideshows & Images
Slideshow: Everything About Hepatitis C
Slideshow: Famous Faces With Hepaitis C
Ever feel like you're the only one who knows what it's like to have hepatitis C? Meet some famous folks who lived and thrived despite their condition.
Slideshow: A Visual Guide to Hepatitis
Hepatitis A, B, and C spread in very different ways, causing mild to serious effects on the liver. Pictures show hepatitis symptoms, how to avoid the disease, vaccines, and treatments.
Hepatitis: What Puts You at Risk?