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Hepatitis C

The Clearfield-Jefferson Drug and Alcohol Commission offers FREE and Confidential Hepatitis C screenings for Clearfield and Jefferson County residents having at least one risk factor.

What is Hepatitis C?

Hepatitis C is a contagious viral liver disease. It ranges in severity from a mild illness lasting a few weeks to a serious illness that becomes chronic liver disease

Risk Factors for Hepatitis C

  • Those who have snorted or injected drugs, even if it was just one time, many years ago.
  • Those born between 1945-1965.
  • Those exposed to blood, needle sticks, or sharp objects through their employment.
  • Those who have received or donated blood before 1992.
  • Those who have been diagnosed with HIV, AIDS, or other chronic liver condition.
  • Those with abnormal liver tests or liver disease.
  • Those born to a mother diagnosed with Hepatitis C.
  • Those who have ever shared a razor or a toothbrush.
  • Those currently on or have a history of being on hemodialysis.
  • Those with a history of multiple sexual partners.
  • Those who have been incarcerated or in an institution such as a hospital or rehab facility.
  • Those with a history of tattoos or piercings.

How does a Hep C screening work?

HCV is diagnosed with a simple blood screening which checks for antibodies in the patient’s blood. If the screening is positive, a more detailed blood test is done to check for the virus in your blood.—Several medications are available to treat Hep C. Most of these medications have over a 97% cure rate.— To schedule a Hep C Screening please contact CJDAC at 814-371-9002

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