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Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infects the liver and is transmitted primarily by direct exposure to the blood of an infected person. Sixty to 70% of people with chronic infection will develop chronic liver disease, which can lead to cirrhosis or liver cancer. Two to five million Americans are believed to be chronically infected with HCV and annual deaths from HCV range from 17,000 to 80,000. Since 2007, more people now die from HCV than from HIV/AIDS. Yet currently as few as 50% of HCV-infected patients are aware of their diagnosis, and once diagnosed, about one-third of patients are referred to care, a fraction of these are treated, and only five to six percent are cured.
yringe Access , Snorting kits, and clean supplies are some of the most effective tools to prevent the spread of Hepatitis. Thursday the 28th of July is world Hepatitis day, we have free testing at the university district needle exchange every friday. take care of yourselves and click on the title to link you to the Hep website if you would like to know more!