Hepatitis C is an infection of the liver caused by a virus. Many people infected with Hepatitis C may not experience any symptoms initially, but it can lead to inflammation and scarring of the liver causing long-term liver problems.
Hepatitis C is spread through direct blood-to-blood contact with someone who has the virus. Some people are at a high risk of getting this infection, such as people who use illicit drugs and share drug-using equipment. Other risks include having a tattoo or piercing done with unsterile equipment or having had a blood transfusion before 1992.
CK Public Health provides testing. For clinic locations and hours, click here.