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If 100 People Were Infected with Hepatitis C Facts
About 55 to 80 people out of 100 who are infected with HCV will develop chronic infection: see the statistics here about the progression of the infection.
The Immune System Facts
Your immune system is made up of cells and organs that protect you from foreign invaders such as germs. Some (but not most) people have immune systems that successfully defend them against Hep C.
The Liver Facts
The liver is the largest organ in your body. The really amazing thing about the liver is that if they took away a portion of the liver, it would grow back in a few weeks!
Whom Should I Tell? Facts
Telling people that you have hepatitis C is not easy! They may not understand Hep C or may have heard information that is not true.
What are Drug Interactions? Facts
A drug interaction can occur when a drug is taken with another substance — prescription or over-the-counter drugs, alcohol, herbs, supplements, etc. Interactions can increase or decrease the efficacy of the drug or its levels in the blood.
What is Hepatitis A? Facts
The hepatitis A virus lives in feces (stools or poop). Hep A attacks the liver. Symptoms include feeling tired, feeling sick to the stomach, vomiting, fever, diarrhea, and dark urine.
What is Hepatitis C? Facts
Hepatitis C is a virus that lives in human blood. HCV makes new hepatitis C viruses by infecting the liver, and after many years, the liver can become so damaged that it cannot keep us healthy.
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