Hepatitis C is a liver disease caused by the blood-borne hepatitis C virus. Over time, it can lead to serious liver disease including liver failure and liver cancer.
There are about 170,000 Australians living with hepatitis C.
1 in 5 people with hepatitis C don't know they have it.
You may have been exposed to the virus and not realise it. Exposure can happen through:
If you don’t know your status and don’t know if you might have been at risk, consider taking a test.
Start by talking to your doctor.
For more information on hepatitis C tests, why they're done and what the results mean visit the Hepatitis C Testing page on the Hepatitis SA website.
An estimated 7,500 South Australians are living with the Hepatitis C virus.
This self-assessment guide will help you find out if you may have been exposed to the hepatitis C virus. It will only take a few minutes and is completely anonymous.