Hepatitis C

What is Hepatitis C?
Hepatitis C is a viral infection that can infection the liver and sometimes causes serious liver damage.

How is Hepatitis C Spread?

  • Contact with blood and other body fluids that are infected with hepatitis C
  • Sharing injection drug equipment with another person who has hepatitis C.

Signs and Symptoms
Hepatitis C infection can live for many years in your body without causing any symptoms. Over time it can cause scar to your liver, a condition called cirrhosis.

This can cause symptoms of fatigue, easy bleeding/bruising, dark urine, nausea, confusion, or jaundice (yellowness to the eye and skin).

Hepatitis C

You may have no symptoms of hepatitis C, be sure to get tested

There are effective medications that can cure hepatitis C. Please reach out to a healthcare professional to discuss your treatment options.

Treatment can be as easy as taking one pill daily for 2-3 months.

Without treatment, hepatitis C can cause liver failure and increase your risk of liver cancer and death.

Hepatitis C is spread when someone comes into contact with blood from an infected person and can occur from coming into contact with very small amounts of blood.

Ways to prevent hepatitis C include never sharing needles or other drug preparation equipment (e.g. cookers, as well as smoking pipes), and wearing condoms.