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.
An estimated 47,000 people are living with hepatitis C in Wisconsin.
Most people who have hepatitis C do not know they are sick because they do not have any symptoms.
Hepatitis C can cause liver failure, cancer, and sometimes death.
There is no vaccine to prevent hepatitis C and getting tested is the only way to know if you have it.
Testing is important because oral medications can cure people in eight to 12 weeks.
Nationwide hepatitis elimination goals are to prevent new infections, increase the number of people who know their hepatitis C status, and ensure that every person living with hepatitis C has health care and treatment, free from stigma, and discrimination.
Hepatitis C Elimination Community Webinar Series
Hepatitis C Testing and Treatment in Wisconsin Jails slides (PDF)
Basic facts, populations at risk, general information about viral hepatitis
Clinical guidelines, case reporting requirements, training resources
Advocacy and support, resources for drug assistance and care
Statistics, state, and national reports
The Hepatitis C Program works with partners across DHS and the state to address heath inequities that impact Hepatitis C prevention, detection, treatment, an drug use.