Rapid Hepatitis C Testing: Know the Facts

Hepatitis C is a virus that infects the liver. It is five times more common than HIV, with approximately 5 million people in the US infected with hepatitis C virus (HCV). Most people who are infected with HCV do not have any symptoms. Damage to the liver may be slow and happen over many years.

This video provides a general overview of HCV and:

  • modes of transmission
  • the importance of getting tested for HCV/who should be tested for HCV
  • an explanation of the rapid HCV test
  • an explanation of the meaning of reactive and non-reactive rapid HCV test results
  • an explanation of confirmatory testing procedures for persons with a reactive rapid HCV test
  • a brief overview of HCV care and treatment

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