Hepatitis C

admin October 29, 2021 0 Comments

Hepatitis C is caused by a blood-borne virus that attacks the liver and is easily spread by sharing drug injecting equipment and also through sex.

  • Mild flu-like symptoms
  • Nausea
  • Extreme tiredness
  • Itchy skin
  • Stomach pain
  • Jaundice
  • Mental confusion and depression – these are specific to the C strain

Hep C is contracted when infected blood gets into another person’s bloodstream. The most common way to contract it is through shared or unsanitary needles. Hepatitis C can also be transmitted through sex, but it is less common.

Testing is done by a blood draw.
 
Treatment for Hepatitis C is done through antiviral medication. These antivirals are generally taken once or twice a day for typically 12 weeks.

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