What is Hepatitis C?
An infection caused by a virus that attacks the liver and leads to inflammation. The virus is spread by contact with contaminated blood, for example, from sharing needles or from unsterile tattoo equipment.
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Hepatitis C Treatment at HCHD
Hepatitis C treatment is offered at the Hyde County Health Department. If you test positive for Hepatitis C, additional testing is performed and the treatment process is started. Treatment is covered by Medicaid, but if you are uninsured, a patient assistance program can help with these expenses. Hepatitis C treatment consists of taking 1-3 pills daily for about 8-12 weeks, depending on the genotype of the hepatitis. Once treatment is completed, it’s important to use safe practices as patients can be re-infected!