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An Overview of Women and HCV
Hepatitis C (HCV) is an equal opportunity virus. It affects men and women from all ethnic backgrounds. In the United States, there is a higher prevalence of HCV among men. Although more people will die with HCV than of HCV, it is a complicated disease with a challenging treatment regimen. Women living with HCV have issues that differ from men’s.
Being a Positive Mother
A diagnosis of hepatitis C (HCV) can be distressing; add pregnancy to the equation and the distress multiplies. This fact sheet addresses three situations that HCV-positive women may confront: 1) considering pregnancy, 2) currently pregnant, or 3) have already had children.