Heritage Family Pharmacy

(319) 753-3681
Toll-free (800) 809-3616

Heritage Park Pharmacy

(319) 768-3950
Toll-free (800) 809-3616

Health Issues

Hepatitis C Overview and Facts

Hepatitis C is an infection caused by a virus that attacks the liver and leads to inflammation. Most people infected with the hepatitis C virus (HCV) have no symptoms. In fact, most people don't know they have the hepatitis C infection until liver damage shows up, decades later, during routine medical tests.

Hepatitis C is one of several hepatitis viruses and is generally considered to be among the most serious of these viruses. Hepatitis C is passed through contact with contaminated blood — most commonly through needles shared during illegal drug use.