Myth 1: There is no treatment for Hepatitis C
Fact: There are several antiviral medications in the market that can treat Hepatitis C. As a matter of fact, CDC states that these treatments can cure 90% of people with Hepatitis C in 8 to 12 weeks
Myth 2: Hepatis C is the disease among teenagers
Fact: Baby boomers (born between 1945 to 1965) who received blood transfusion are most likely to get Hepatis C because not proper blood screening was conducted during that earlier days. CDC recommends that all baby boomers get tested for HCV.
Myth 3: Hepatis C is spreads only through sex
Fact: Although it is possible to get infected with HCV by having unprotected sex with an infected individual, but it is not the only reason that HCV spreads. CDC states that sharing needles or other equipment used to prepare or inject drugs is the major cause behind many people getting infected with HCV.
Myth 4: You can’t get reinfected with Hepatis C Virus once you have had it
Fact: You can be infected again even if you have cleared the virus or were successfully treated and cured.
Myth 5: Hepatis C can spread through casual contact
Fact: According to CDC you can’t contract hepatitis C from another person by hugging, kissing, or touching them.