- Mild flu-like symptoms
- Extreme tiredness
- Itchy skin
- Stomach pain
- Mental confusion and depression – these are specific to the C strain of
Hep C is contracted when infected blood gets into another person’s bloodstream. The most common way to contract it is through shared or unsanitary needles. Hepatitis C can also be transmitted through sex, but it is less common.
Testing is done by a blood draw.
Treatment for Hepatitis C is done through antiviral medication. These antivirals are generally taken once or twice a day for typically 12 weeks.