What is Hepatitis C
Hepatitis C is a virus transmitted through blood and causes severe inflammation and scarring in the liver; often resulting in chronic liver disease, cirrhosis, liver cancer, and death. As the opioid epidemic increases, the rate of new infections continues to grow at a dramatic pace.
It’s Time for Change.
It’s Time to Cure Hepatitis C.
In Louisiana, it’s estimated that tens of thousands of people suffer from Hepatitis C; making it one of our state’s most urgent medical conditions. Even though many people don’t know if they have Hepatitis C, it is a deadly virus. It’s best to know if you or a loved one have been exposed to the virus.
Risk factors include:
- Inhaling or injecting illicit drugs
- Tattoos in unsterile environments
- Exposure to infected blood
- Infected organs used in an organ transplants