What is Hepatitis-C?

  • Hep C is a virus that infects the liver
  • About 3.5 million people in the U.S. have Hep C, and most do not even know they have it!
  • There is NO vaccine for Hep C
  • If you have Hep C, you CAN BE CURED.

What happens if Hep-C goes untreated? 

  • Cirrhosis of the liver (liver scars and turns into a stone)
  • Liver cancer (Hepatocellular Carcinoma - HCC)
  • Liver failure
  • Liver transplant

How do you get Hep-C?

  • From blood-to-blood contact with Hep C infected blood
  • Hep C can live outside the body for over 3 weeks at room temperature
  • Sharing snorting devices (bills, straws, etc.)
  • Sharing needles
  • Getting tattoos or body piercings with unsterile tools
  • Being born to a mother who has Hep C
  • Having surgery before 1992 that may have required you getting blood
  • Getting a blood transfusion before 1992
  • Getting an organ transplant before 1992
  • Having dialysis before 1992
  • Being in the military around the Vietnam/Korean-era
  • Being a baby boomer (born between the years of 1945-1965)
  • Sex
  • Sharing toothbrushes, razors, nail files or other personal care items with a Hep C infected person

Are there any symptoms for Hep-C? 

  • Fever
  • Very tired all the time (fatigued)
    Yellowing of the skin or eyes (jaundice)
  • Nausea
  • Loss of appetite
  • Vomiting
  • Pain in your belly area
  • Dark Urine​
  • Gray-colored bowel movements
  • Joint pain

#1 Curer of Hep C In The U.S.

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Organizations in the Addiction Recovery Community

Would you be interested in FREE, RAPID Hep C & HIV testing at your facility? Would you be interested in staff education on HEP C, HIV, STD’s in 2019?

Call or email one of our team members listed below.

OUR TEAM

Kathi Scholz, CRNP, Outreach Director
Kathi@centraloutreach.com
412-445-5101

Alex Tatangelo, CRNP
Alex@centraloutreach.com
412-515-0000

Lenny Butler, MA, Outreach Coordinator
Lenny@centralOutreach.com
412-513-8135

Megan Wertz, MA, Outreach Coordinator
Megan@centraloutreach.com
724-599-0699

Lex Fontana, MA
Lex@centraloutreach.com
412-445-5101

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