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What is Hepatitis C?

Hepatitis C infection is a condition caused by the Hepatitis C virus (HCV) and predominantly affects the liver. 

It is estimated that 53,000 British Columbians have Hepatitis C.

With proper treatment, up to 95% of Hepatitis C cases can be cured,

but 44% of individuals are unaware of their HCV status.

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Did you know?

Up to 75% of British Columbians with Hepatitis C are among vulnerable inner-city residents. 

Most individuals have mild or no symptoms in the early stages of the infection. However, a simple test can demonstrate a person's HCV status. 

If the infection is untreated, it can lead to complications including liver failure, liver cancer, cirrhosis, esophageal varices, and death. 

HCV causes more years of life lost than any infectious disease in Canada

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point-of-care testing, linkage to care and treatment. 

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