The South Carolina Hepatitis C Coalition is a group of health care professionals and concerned citizens working together to address the emerging problem of Hepatitis C in South Carolina.
A silent epidemic is growing. Swift action is critical.

Hepatitis C is a serious lifelong infection that can lead to liver disease, organ failure and premature death. There is no vaccine yet.

Why Should You Be Concerned About Hepatitis C?

  • 2 out of 3 people who contract Hepatitis C have no symptoms in the early stages, making Hepatitis C virtually undetectable unless tested.
  • There are approximately 5 million people in the United States who are chronic carriers of the Hepatitis C virus.
  • There are an estimated 70,000 South Carolinians with chronic Hepatitis C.
  • Most people with Hepatitis C do not know that they are infected.
  • Hepatitis C is the most common cause of chronic liver disease.

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Sponsored by: South Carolina Department of Health & Environmental Control, South Carolina Division of Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Services, Schering Hepatitis Innovations, Roche Pharmaceuticals