Hepatitis C

Facts About Sex and Hepatitis C

It is extremely rare to spread hepatitis C (HCV) among sexually monogamous couples. But other sexual practices can increase your risk.

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Which Beverages and Supplements are Best for Hepatitis C?

Good news - coffee is safe! Bad news - and no surprise - you should take care to avoid sodas and sweetened beverages.

By Lisa Fields

Frequently Asked Questions

What is hepatitis C? Are there symptoms? Is there a cure? Am I at risk? Find out the answers to these questions with this FAQ.

By Yumhee Park

8 Myths About Hepatitis C

The hepatitis C virus can cause serious liver damage if it’s not treated early. Following are eight myths about the disease.

By Tim Gower

How Hepatitis C Progresses

Though progression of hepatitis C occurs very slowly, sometimes taking up to 30 years, it can progress much more quickly in some people. Others have the virus for years and have only minimal liver damage. Either way, the progression of the disease us...

By Eileen Bailey

8 Myths About Hepatitis C

There is not currently a hepatitis C vaccine in the U.S. Vaccines are available only for hepatitis A and B. But researchers now are working to develop one for hepatitis C.

By Allison Tsai

How to Tell a Loved One You Have Hep C

Receiving a diagnosis of hepatitis C can be personally overwhelming. The trials of undergoing medical tests, selecting the proper course of treatment, and choosing your medical team may be stressful. However there is room for optimism. Hep C can be c...

By Teri Addabbo

Hepatitis C and Pregnancy

Most women become pregnant between ages 20 and 40, and the incidence of hepatitis C is rising in that same age group. Women with risk factors for hepatitis C, such as injected drug use or exposure to contaminated needles, should be screened for hepat...

By The HealthCentral Editorial Team

Hepatitis C Terms to Know

An antibody is a substance found in the blood that the body produces in response to a virus. If someone has an antibody blood test done to detect hepatitis C, the test is identifying if a person has antibodies to the virus, which would indicate that ...

By Allison Tsai

Stopping the Spread of Hepatitis C

Covering cuts and blisters prevents other people from coming into contact with your blood. Though risk of hepatitis C transmission in a household is near zero, it’s still good to take precautions.

By Allison Tsai

Scallops Linked to Hepatitis A Outbreak

Frozen, raw scallops distributed by Sea Port Products Corp. are being voluntarily recalled by the manufacturer, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

By Diane Domina