Hepatitis C virus (HCV)

  • HCV is a bloodborne virus that can cause chronic liver disease, cirrhosis, and liver cancer.
  • It is transmitted through blood, often through sharing of needles among injection drug users.
  • Symptoms may include fatigue, abdominal pain, and joint pain.
  • Prevention includes standard precautions and safe handling of sharps and other contaminated materials.
  • Treatment includes antiviral medications