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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Hepatitis C virus (HCV), which can lead to serious liver damage and is a major cause of illness and death in the U.S., is the most common bloodborne infection.
To maintain your liver health with hepatitis C, you should avoid sodas and sugary drinks, as well as most dietary supplements. Here's why.
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.
The hepatitis C virus can cause serious liver damage if it’s not treated early. Following are eight myths about the disease.
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.
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.
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...
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...
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 ...
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.