How Much Do You Know About Hepatitis C?

Allison Tsai | April 14, 2015 March 7, 2014

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Hepatitis C is spread through contact with infected blood.
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Hepatitis C is spread through the blood of an infected person, and using injectable drugs is most common cause of transmission.

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  1. Hepatitis C is spread through contact with infected blood.

    Correct Answer: True

    Hepatitis C is spread through the blood of an infected person, and using injectable drugs is most common cause of transmission.

  2. Hepatitis C causes kidney damage

    Correct Answer: False

    Hepatitis C affects the liver, and can lead to cirrhosis and liver cancer.

  3. Symptoms always appear within seven weeks of exposure

    Correct Answer: False

    Most people with hepatitis C do not have symptoms, and may be infected for many years before liver problems develop.

  4. It's possible to clear the hepatitis C virus from the body without treatment

    Correct Answer: True

    About 15 to 20 percent of people who get hepatitis C will clear the virus from their body without treatment and will not develop a chronic infection.

  5. There is a very high risk of transmission through sexual contact with an infected person.

    Correct Answer: False

    The risk is actually believed to be very low, but certain things like having multiple sex partners, can increase the risk.

  6. Mosquito bites can transmit hepatitis C

    Correct Answer: False

    Mosquito and other insect bites have not been shown to transmit hepatitis C