It is a virus. There are three different versions. They
are referred to as “A”, “B”, and “C”. Each one has the ability to
cause serious damage to the human liver. Acute infections only last
a few week s to a few months. Many times “A” and “B” are acute. They
can be overcome and a person’s body can get rid of them on their own.
Chronic infections last a lifetime and can lead to liver cancer and
liver failure. Many times the “C” version is a chronic infection.
There are several ways to contract each form of the virus, but overall
it is considered a sexually transmitted disease (STD).
Hepatitis C testing is important. The Centers
for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report that more than 3 million
people in the U.S. have this infection. The appearance of symptoms
is not common and most people do not know they have it. In the chronic
form, it usually leads to liver cancer or liver failure. That is why
it is so important to get a full hepatitis test.
This is the only way to find out if a person has been infected. Order
Convenient labs are located in the following areas: Atlanta, Austin,
Charlotte, Cleveland, Columbus, Detroit, Houston, Las Vegas, Los Angeles,
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