Hepatitis means ‘inflamed liver’. Hepatitis is usually caused by a virus. The virus that causes hepatitis C is called the “hepatitis C virus” (Hep C, HCV).
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If you do not treat hepatitis C, it can lead to liver disease and liver cancer in the future. If you are HIV positive, liver damage is likely to happen sooner.
The difference between hepatitis A, B and C
Hepatitis A, B, and C all infect the liver, but there are some important differences between the three. Read more
There are six important Geno types of hepatitis C. Gay men in the Netherlands mostly get infected with Geno type 1, 2 or 4. The treatment is the same for these Geno types. Today, almost anyone can be cured of hepatitis C.