Hepatitis C is an infection that causes an inflammation of the liver and also infects it. The causative virus is known as the hepatitis C virus. There are many forms of hepatitis C virus; the most common is type 1. None is more serious than the other, but they respond differently to treatment.
Hepatitis C affects people in different ways and has several stages:
This virus spreads via the blood or body fluids of infected persons. Some of the modes of transmission are:
You can’t get it through casual contact.
Usually, there are no symptoms, but between 2 weeks to 6 months, after being infected, you could notice:
Symptoms might persist for 2 to 12 weeks.
There are also symptoms of end-stage liver disease, and they include but not limited to:
You can get diagnosed at our clinic for this STD. We have very good doctors and facilities for diagnosis. Our medical team at STI Clinic London will check your blood for Anti-HCV antibodies and HCV RNA. As part of diagnosis, we’ll also measure your protein and enzyme levels. The testing equipment and procedures are standard at our clinic.
Hepatitis C has some risk factors that require testing. You’ll get to know about it when you book an appointment with us.
Acute hepatitis C has no recommended treatment. If you have chronic hepatitis c, there are several medications available.
For more information on hepatitis C complications, prevention, medication and treatment, do visit STI Clinic London. We are poised to give you sound medical attention with assured confidentiality and privacy.