Hepatitis C is an inflammation of the liver caused by a virus transmitted solely through contact with blood of an infected person.
Worldwide, between 170 and 240 million people have hepatitis C. There are approximately 242,500 cases in Canada and 50,000 in Quebec, with 2,000 new cases each year.
In Canada, 245 587 would be living with this virus.
In Québec, there are 39 136 declared cases but it’s an old number and a more realistic estimate would be 70 000. In 2015 only, there were 1073 new cases. The prevalence would be 0.74%.
Hepatitis C is the first cause of liver transplant in Canada and, worldwide, the deceases curb is worst than that of HIV.
Can I contract hepatitis C from having sex?
Why do we call hepatitis C « the silent disease » ?
Does hepatitis C have specific signs or symptoms?
What does hepatitis C do to my liver?
What is « cirrhosis »?
What are « enzymes »?
If my enzyme levels are normal, does it means that hepatitis C virus is « dormant ? »
Is there a type of HCV (or genotype) that is more dangerous than another?
Prevention and testing
What is the testing ?
Can you have a positive hepatitis C test and not have the infection ?
Is there a vaccine for hepatitis C?
Can we be vaccinated for other hepatitis viruses ?
Is it true that you can cure by yourself from hepatitis C ?
Is there still interferon in the new treatments?
How are called the new treatments ?
What’s the difference between old and new treatments ?
What are the side effects ?
Hepatitis C and natural medecine?
Day-to-day and nutrition with hepatitis C
How to be safe for the persons I live with?
What about pregnancy and hepatitis C?
Do you have to have a particular diet when living with hepatitis C ?
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