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  1. Hepatitis C - Medications

    Read about medications used to treat hepatitis C.

  2. Hepatitis C Guide - What Happens

    Read about how hepatitis C unfolds.

  3. 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

  4. Hepatitis C Guide - Surgery

    If chronic hepatitis C damages your liver so severely that it no longer works well, you may need a liver transplant to extend your life.

  5. Hepatitis C Guide - What Increases Your Risk

    Learn about hepatitis C risk factors.

  6. Hepatitis B Guide - Medications

    For people with short - term (acute) hepatitis B infection (HBV), treatment with medication is not recommended. Antiviral medication may be used for long - term (chronic) HBV infection if the virus is multiplying or liver damage exists or may develop.Howe

  7. Hepatitis B Guide - When To Call a Doctor

    Contact a health professional immediately if you have been diagnosed with hepatitis B and develop severe dehydration (caused by vomiting and an inability to hold down fluids) or any signs of rapidly developing liver failure.

  8. Combination Antiviral Therapy for Hepatitis C

    Drug details for Combination antiviral therapy for hepatitis C.

  9. Hepatitis B Guide - Symptoms

    Learn about the short - term (acute) symptoms of hepatitis B infection.

  10. Hepatitis C Home Test - Topic Overview

    You may prefer to find out on your own whether you have been infected with the hepatitis C virus.You can buy a home test called a Home Access Hepatitis C Check kit, which you can find in most drugstores. The kit contains a sharp instrument (lancet) that you use to draw a small amount of blood from your fingertip.You place the sample on a piece of collection paper and mail it in a prepaid envelope to a lab for testing. After 10 days, you can call a toll-free number and receive your results using your confidential identification number. If the test shows you have hepatitis C, it is important to make an appointment with your doctor to discuss the results. The home test only looks for hepatitis C antibodies, which indicate that you have been exposed to the virus in the past. The test does not tell you if you currently have an infection. Your doctor can order another test that looks for hepatitis C virus RNA. This test can tell if you have an active infection now. Additional testing can

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