Hepatitis C

 Also called Hep C or HCV

Hepatitis C is a virus. If it is not treated it can cause serious liver damage, making you feel very unwell. Over many years, hepatitis C damage can lead to cirrhosis or liver cancer.

More than 9 in 10 people with hepatitis C can now get rid of the virus by taking tablets. Most people have no side effects from treatment.

You might have hepatitis C for many years before you feel unwell. But early treatment can help to prevent liver damage. So, if you think there is a chance you could have hepatitis C, always get tested, even if you have no symptoms at the moment.


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