Hepatitis C

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Hepatitis C is a virus that affects the liver. Find out how you can live with the disease as a teenager.

Key points

  • Hepatitis C is an infection due to a virus called hepatitis C virus. People can get hepatitis C by contact with blood, including on contaminated needles, and during pregnancy or delivery from mother to baby.
  • Alcohol and drugs can further damage your liver; you should avoid them.
  • There are medications available that may cure your hepatitis C. Talk to your health-care provider about your treatment options.
  • When you are ready to have a baby, talk to your health-care team about your hepatitis C status.
Last updated: May 27th 2022