Wisconsin Hepatitis C Program

The Wisconsin Hepatitis C Program is the lead agency in Wisconsin responsible for coordinating the state's public health activities focused on the prevention, detection, and treatment of hepatitis C.


 

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 COVID-19 impact on people with hepatitis C

Learn how the Hepatitis C Program is impacted by COVID-19.

Hepatitis C is a liver infection caused by the hepatitis C virus (HCV). Hepatitis C is spread through contact with blood from an infected person. Today, most people become infected with the hepatitis C virus by sharing needles or other equipment used to prepare and inject drugs. For some people, hepatitis C is a short-term illness, but for more than half of people with the hepatitis C virus, it becomes a long-term, chronic infection. People with chronic hepatitis C can often have no symptoms and don’t feel sick. There is no vaccine for hepatitis C. The best way to prevent hepatitis C is by avoiding behaviors that can spread the disease, especially injecting drugs. Getting tested for hepatitis C is important, because treatments can cure most people with hepatitis C in 8 to 12 weeks..

CDC Fact Sheet on Hepatitis C

Know More Hepatitis – Get tested for hepatitis C. It could save your life.

CDC Recommends Hepatitis C Testing for All Adults
 


 

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About Hepatitis C

Basic facts, populations at risk, general information about viral hepatitis

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Resources for People with Hepatitis C

Advocacy and support, resources for drug assistance and care
 

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Resources for Health Professionals

Clinical guidelines, case reporting requirements, training resources

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Data

Statistics, state and national reports

Testing baby boomers for hepatitis C infection saves lives...

If you were born between 1945 and 1965, or if you think you are at risk, talk with your health care provider or local health department about testing for hepatitis C. For information about viral hepatitis, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website.

 

Last Revised: June 23, 2020