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.
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.