Chronic hepatitis C
Hepatitis C is a progressive disease that can cause serious liver damage. There are over 3 million people in the U.S living with chronic hepatitis C infection. Infection is highest among “baby boomers, born between 1945 and 1965. A viral infection of the liver: Chronic hepatitis C is a viral infection of the liver that progresses slowly. Ov er time, it can cause liver damage of liver failure. Hepatitis C infection now kills more Americans every year than HIV.
Like many people with hepatitis C, you may be ignoring your condition because you don’t have symptoms. You may also worry about now the virus will affect you long term. Or you may fear the risk of passing it to someone you care about.
9 out of 10 cured with therapy. In recent clinical studies that looked at all oral regimens, 9 out of 10 patients with the most common type of hepatitis C (genotype 1) and no prior treatment were cured of the virus. Cure means the hepatitis C virus is not detected in the blood when measured 3 months after treatment is completed. This is a breakthrough and exciting news for people with hepatitis C
Chronic hepatitis B
Alcoholic liver disease
Drug induced hepatitis