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Hepatitis C infection is a contagious liver disease caused by a virus. It is the most common chronic blood borne infection in the United States. Hepatitis C is poorly transmitted sexually, and more commonly transmitted by injection drug use, history of blood transfusion, tattoos, or being born to an infected mother.
New or acute Hepatitis C infection may or may not have symptoms. If symptoms do appear, they usually occur 2-24 weeks after exposure. Symptoms of acute Hepatitis C may include:
Loss of appetite
Nausea and/or Vomiting
Dark Urine and/or clay-colored bowel movements
Jaundice (yellow color in the eyes or skin)
Most persons with chronic Hepatitis C infection have no symptoms. However, it is possible for chronic Hepatitis C infection to progress to cirrhosis and liver cancer.
Hepatitis C can be tested with a simple blood test. The initial blood test looks for the presence of Hepatitis C antibodies. Further testing should be done if antibodies are present to determine what treatment should be provided. HCV can be detected 4-10 weeks after infection with antibody testing, although may take up to 3-6 months to detect. There is a test that can detect as early as 2-3 weeks after infection called HCV RNA. This test is more costly than the Hepatitis C antibody test.
Everyone born between the years 1945-1965 should be tested due to a higher risk of transmission during that period.
Hepatitis C treatment should be managed by a health care specialist such as an infectious disease physician, gastroenterologist, or hepatologist (liver specialist). New treatments are in the process of development. Currently treatment is a combination of medications that suppress the virus and attempt to decrease the amount of the virus in the body.
Important care should be taken including avoiding alcohol and checking with a health care professional before taking any new supplements or medications.
It is important that patients with Hepatitis C be vaccinated against Hepatitis A and B to prevent further complications.
Patients with HCV infection should not donate blood, organs, or tissues. They should also not share razors or toothbrushes. It is important to notify sex partners to be tested and treated if needed.
Our private clinic is supervised by Board Certified Physicians. We also have on staff Board Certified Clinicians, Licensed Registered Nurses and Medical Assistants. Our staff is discreet and professional.
We provide complete STD testing. Our testing is fast, reliable and very affordable. All our laboratory testing are drawn in our office. This provides our clients the convenience of having their laboratory testing and consultation (if requested) and treatment all at the same location.
Our friendly and professional staff will be able to answer all your questions regarding STD testing. We can also provide a full consultation with our clinicians (with an appointment) before and after your testing if you wish. Our clinicians can offer you all the treatment options if needed.
Why go to a STD clinic where you also can’t get treatment? We provide both testing and treatment.
In addition, we carry vaccines that can help prevent certain STDs such as:
Both our locations are located in storefront clinics in retail shopping centers, so often you can park right in front of our clinic.