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.
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.