20 Facts about Hepatitis C
2.Hepatitis C affects millions of Americans.
3.Most people don't know they have hepatitis c.
4.Hepatitis c is gained over contact with infected blood
5.Liver transplants don't get rid of hepatitis c
6.Hepatitis c has very little effects
7.You cant get Hepatitis c from regular contact with the infected person
8.The symptoms of hep c is fatigue, Upset stomach, loss of appetite, Joint & muscle pain
9.Up to 85% of people who are infected will go on to have chronic hepatitis c
10.In rare cases, a mother with Hepatitis C spreads the virus to her baby at birth
11.Hepatitis C is the number one leading cause of liver cancer
12.Hepatitis C is the inflammation of the liver
13.There is no vaccine for Hepatitis C yet
14.It is possible to get rid of Hep C just doing nothing it happens to 15-25% of people
15.Hep C can not be transferred through insects
16.You have a higher chance of getting Hep C if you have HIV
17.Working in a health care environment where you are exposed to fresh blood or where you may be pricked with a used needle.
18.Sharing needles when injecting drugs is a risk factor for hep c
19.You have a higher chance of getting hep c if you are around needles that have contaminated blood on it.
20.Getting tattoos with infected tools gives you a chance to get hep c