for Veterans and the Public
How can hepatitis C affect me? - Hepatitis C for Patients
Hepatitis C is a disease of your liver. It is caused by infection with the hepatitis C virus. The virus is spread mainly through contact with infected blood.
Many people don't know that they have hepatitis C, because the symptoms of the infection often are very mild. Some people with hepatitis C feel tired or have an upset stomach. Others may not have any symptoms at all, but even so, hepatitis C can lead to serious illness such as cirrhosis and liver cancer. Thankfully, new medications are now available to cure hepatitis C in about 8-12 weeks.