Take this list of questions with you when you see your doctor. It will help you get the information you need to manage your hepatitis C. You might want a family member or friend to go with you to take notes.
This long-lasting liver infection is caused by the hepatitis C virus. During the first 6 months, it's called acute hepatitis.
For most people who get it -- up to 80% -- the illness moves into a long-lasting stage. This is called a chronic hepatitis C infection.