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

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

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

First Pan-Genotypic Hep C Medication Approved in the U.S.

A new Hep C medication called Epclusa was approved by the FDA in June 2016 to treat adult patients with chronic Hep C. The medication can be prescribed to people both with and without cirrhosis. The medication can even be prescribed to people with de...

By Nirah Johnson

July 28 is World Hepatitis Day

On July 28, patients and advocates around the world will mark World Hepatitis Day. Almost 400 million people are infected with the Hepatitis B or Hepatitis C virus. Though they are different viruses, both can lead to liver damage, cirrhosis, and live...

By Nirah Johnson