Hepatitis C is a disease that infects the liver. It can be mild to severe. Although it may not cause symptoms, Hepatitis C can cause serious liver damage, leading to liver cancer or scarring of the organ (cirrhosis). The condition often goes undetected as it does not always have symptoms, or only mild, flu-like symptoms. The disease is not always curable but can be treated with antiviral medication.
When should I get tested?
Hepatitis C is most commonly transmitted through sharing needles used to inject drugs. It is more of a blood virus, & less easily transmitted through bodily fluids, but it can also be transmitted through sexual contact, or by sharing toothbrushes or razors with an infected person.
What the test includes?
The test for Hepatitis C is a simple blood test.