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Hep C 101

What is Hepatitis C and how is it spread?

There’s a lot to know when it comes to Hepatitis C.  If you want the full rundown, click here.  Otherwise we’ll give you the gist: Hepatitis C is a virus that infects the liver.  It is usually spread through contact with blood from an infected person, often through sharing drug-injection equipment, unlicensed tattooing or body piercing, even sharing personal items like razors and toothbrushes!

What does it look like?

While many people don’t experience symptoms of Hepatitis C (all the more reason to get tested!), some common symptoms can include nausea/vomiting, fever, yellowing of the skin, dark urine and fatigue.

If left untreated, Hepatitis C can cause extreme liver damage or even cancer.

Should I get tested?

If you share needles, syringes or any other equipment used to prepare and inject drugs, we recommend getting tested for Hepatitis C.

What happens if I test positive?

Hep C can be successfully treated, and many times totally cured, with pills in just three months!  Positive Resource Connection will be with you every step of the way.