The Hep C virus must replicate to survive. Hep C is now treated with highly effective antiviral medication that stops the replication of the virus.
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.
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.
Hep C can be asymptomatic for many years, though the disease may be silently progressing. The most common symptoms include: extreme fatigue, pain, anxiety or depression, and digestive problems. Here are a few tips to help you manage symptoms.
Living with hepatitis C can be challenging. Support can help your loved one through the tough times. Here is how you can help.