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.
5 Reasons to Get Tested for Hepatitis C
You could have hepatitis C and not know it. Learn why it’s important to get tested, if there’s any chance you’ve been exposed.
Who Is at Risk for Hepatitis C?
Know your risk factors for hepatitis C. Even people in high-risk groups can take precautions to prevent HCV infection.
Understanding Symptoms of Hepatitis C
Get the basics on symptoms of hepatitis C from the experts at WebMD.
Hepatitis C Transmission: How Hep C Is Spread & Contracted
Find out how hepatitis C is passed and what to do to protect loved ones from contracting the disease.
Tips to Help You Beat Hepatitis C Fatigue
Hepatitis C can wear you out. Here are some tips to get you feeling perky again.
Taming the Emotions That Come With Hepatitis C
The emotions that accompany a hepatitis C diagnosis can be overwhelming. We sort them out and tell you how to deal with them.
Take Care of Yourself With Hep C
Healthy living can make a big difference when you have hep C. Try these self-care tips to look and feel better.
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.
Why Do I Need a Hep C Test?
Baby boomers make up 75% of adults infected with hepatitis C. Here’s why you should get tested.
Video: Hepatitis C Treatment
Hepatitis C is curable. Find out how it’s treated.
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.
Slideshows & Images
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: Everything About Hepatitis C
A look at what you need to know about hepatitis C, including symptoms, treatment, and prevention.
Slideshow: Hepatitis: What Puts You at Risk
This WebMD slideshow shows you the risk factors for contracting hepatitis and how to avoid them.
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.