Hepatitis C - Topic Overview
What is hepatitis C? Learn about this virus that infects the liver.
Medical History for Hepatitis C - Topic Overview
Your doctor may ask questions about your general health and lifestyle. You may feel uncomfortable answering some of these questions. But truthful answers are important to help your doctor determine whether you have or are at risk for hepatitis C infection.What are your symptoms, and how long have you had them?Do you now or did you ever share needles when injecting drugs?Do you come in contact with blood or used needles in your work?Do you live with anyone who is known to have hepatitis C?Did you ever or are you currently having your blood filtered by a machine (hemodialysis)?Do you have a blood-clotting disorder, such as hemophilia, and did you receive clotting factor concentrates before 1987? Since 1987, clotting factor concentrates have been treated to kill hepatitis C viruses (HCV). So this now is rarely a source of HCV infection.Have you ever received blood, blood products, or a solid organ (kidney, liver, or pancreas) from a donor? In 1992, screening of all blood, blood products,
Hepatitis C Guide - What Happens
Read about how hepatitis C unfolds.
Hepatitis C Guide - Health Tools
An interactive tool to help with decisions about hepatitis C.
Hepatitis C - Medications
Read about medications used to treat hepatitis C.
Hepatitis C Guide - What Increases Your Risk
Learn about hepatitis C risk factors.
Hepatitis C - Treatment Overview
Being diagnosed with hepatitis C can change your life. You may feel angry or depressed about having to live with a long - term (chronic), serious disease. You may have a hard time knowing how to tell other people that you have the virus. It can be helpful
Hepatitis C Guide - Cause
Learn more about hepatitis C and how it spreads.
Hepatitis C - Other Treatment
Some people seek out complementary medicines or alternative ways to treat their hepatitis C.
Hepatitis C Guide - When To Call a Doctor
Find out when you should call a doctor about hepatitis C.