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Hepatitis C

Hepatitis C virus (HCV) a liver disease

It is a virus infection of liver and mostly blood borne i.e. by contaminated blood transfusion, surgery, needle prick, unsafe syringe and injecting drug abusers. It is most infectious virus i.e. 100 times more chance infection than the HIV. Once infected in 85% cases it becomes chronic liver disease may progress to cirrhosis and liver cancer in a period of 15-20 years. But often remain asymptomatic and early diagnosis and the recently available drugs make the treatment easy and effective. India is estimated at between 0.5% to 1.5% of population i.e. about 1 Crore Indians . The small steps by us like safe needle use, precautions during surgery and blood transfusion and screening test may prevent this.

Simple medicine for 3-6 months bring cure of this problem and is better than hepatitis b in terms of treatment. Hence join the global effort to eliminate heoatitis C by 2030 by your contribution i.e. get tested and get treated. Now there is a national health programme and also many state government providing free treatment, Its our understanding and care that matters most to treat this.