Hepatitis C is a public health risk that is important to understand, particularly how to prevent it.
Hepatitis simply does not get as much press as HIV/AIDs or even STDs like gonorrhea or chlamydia. However, it is still an important issue and can constitute a major threat to men’s health in particular. Here’s what men should know about how this disease is transmitted and how to prevent it from happening to them.
So, what is Hep C?
According to Healthline, Hepatitis C is an infection of the liver which is brought into the body through contact with the blood of an infected person. In other words, you can’t get Hep C from casual contact with another person (such as hugging or kissing). While some people contract this disease from a blood transfusion, or surgery, or from the sharing of needles in order to do drugs, most people get the disease from sex with an infected partner.
This disease can be acute (meaning it lasts just a short while and resolves itself) or chronic (meaning a patient can have symptoms for years.) Many people who have Hep C do not even know they have it because it can take up to 10 years for symptoms to appear.
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