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What is Hepatitis C?

“Hepatitis” means inflammation of the liver. Hepatitis C is a contagious liver disease that ranges in severity from a mild illness lasting a few weeks to a serious, lifelong illness that attacks the liver. It results from infection with the Hepatitis C virus (HCV), which is spread primarily through contact with the blood of an infected person.

An estimated 2.7-3.9 million people in the United States have chronic hepatitis C.

NOTE: To be eligible for free Hep C rapid testing you must have at least one of the following HIV Blood draw, Syphilis blood draw, Chlamydia testing or Gonorrhea testing.