Hepatitis C is a virus that can infect the liver. If left untreated, it can sometimes cause serious and potentially life-threatening damage to the liver over many years. However, with modern treatments it's usually possible to cure the infection, and most people with it will have a normal life expectancy. Around 215,000 people in the UK have hepatitis C. You can become infected with it if you come into contact with the blood of an infected person, and rarely through unprotected sex. Symptoms of hepatitis C Hepatitis C often doesn't have any noticeable symptoms until the liver has been significantly damaged. This means many people have...
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