Sexual Health

8 Things to Know About Hepatitis C


Hepatitis C is a viral infection of the liver

Hepatitis C can be acute or chronic

3.2 million people in U.S. have chronic hepatitis C

Most people get infected through needle sharing

The risk of it spreading through sexual contact is low

There are many ways that hepatitis C is not spread

Surviving outside the body

It is rarely passed from a pregnant woman to her baby

Allison Tsai

Allison Tsai

Allison wrote for HealthCentral as an editor and producer for Allergy, Asthma, Cold & Flu, COPD, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Skin Care, Skin Cancer, and Sleep Disorders.