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.
Hepatitis C is spread through the blood of an infected person, and using injectable drugs is most common cause of transmission.
Hepatitis C causes kidney damage
Hepatitis C affects the liver, and can lead to cirrhosis and liver cancer.
Symptoms always appear within seven weeks of exposure
Most people with hepatitis C do not have symptoms, and may be infected for many years before liver problems develop.
It's possible to clear the hepatitis C virus from the body without treatment
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.
There is a very high risk of transmission through sexual contact with an infected person.
The risk is actually believed to be very low, but certain things like having multiple sex partners, can increase the risk.
Mosquito bites can transmit hepatitis C
Mosquito and other insect bites have not been shown to transmit hepatitis C