Hepatitis C virus (Hep C) is a disease that infects the liver. Hep C can cause lifelong infection, and over time it can cause fibrosis (mild to moderate liver scarring), cirrhosis (serious liver scarring), liver cancer, liver failure and death. Hep C spreads when blood from a person with the Hep C virus enters the body of someone who is not infected. Most people become infected with Hep C by sharing needles or other paraphernalia to inject drugs.
Hep C is common among people living with HIV. In the United States, approximately 25 percent of people living with HIV are co-infected with Hep C.
The program is funded through grants from the Department of Health and Human Services, New York State Department of Health (AIDS Institute) and Westchester County Department of Health.
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