Hepatitis C is a virus that affects the liver. It is transmitted through blood to blood contact. Without treatment, people often develop chronic (long-term) infections which can lead to some developing serious liver disease.

New treatments have recently become available that can clear the infection from many people with chronic hepatitis C infections. 

Further information

For further information please see the fact sheet or contact your local public health unit on 1300 066 055.

Also see the Hepatitis C resources page.​

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Page Updated: Monday 13 March 2017