Hepatitis C is a viral infection that causes liver inflammation and over time can lead to liver failure. It spreads when blood from someone infected with Hepatitis C enters the body of someone who is not infected. This can occur when sharing needles, syringes or other equipment to inject drugs. It’s also possible to contract Hepatitis C by sharing personal care items (razors, toothbrushes) that have touched an infected person’s blood or by having sexual contact with an infected person.

At the UM Center for Infectious Diseases, people with chronic Hepatitis C have access to the following care:

  • Hepatitis specialty care
  • Noninvasive liver disease testing
    • FibroScan ultrasound for liver stiffness
    • On-site lab
  • Antiviral medication prescriptions, management
  • Assistance with insurance authorizations for medication

The center also provides care for Hepatitis C patients living with HIV, incorporating their HIV specialist into all treatment plans.