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.
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.
Busting Hepatitis C Myths
You may have heard stories about hepatitis C and wonder if they're true. Here are some common myths about the virus that may show you it's not as scary as you might have thought.
Skin Problems Caused By Hepatitis C
Hepatitis C can damage more than your liver. Here’s what the virus can do to your skin, hair, and nails.
Hepatitis C & Alcohol: Why Drinking With Hep C May Be Bad for You
Think twice before drinking with hepatitis C. Find out why drinking alcohol can cause problems for your liver when infected with the hepatitis c virus.
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.
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.
Tips to Help You Beat Hepatitis C Fatigue
Hepatitis C can wear you out. Here are some tips to get you feeling perky again.
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: Everything About Hepatitis C
A look at what you need to know about hepatitis C, including symptoms, treatment, and prevention.
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.
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.
Slideshow: Hepatitis: What Puts You at Risk
This WebMD slideshow shows you the risk factors for contracting hepatitis and how to avoid them.