Hep C Free Allegheny is a county wide collective dedicated to improving the continuum of hepatitis C prevention, diagnosis, care, and treatment with the goal of eliminating hepatitis C in Allegheny County.

 

Hepatitis C is a liver disease that results from infection with the hepatitis C virus (HCV).

Hepatitis C can be a short-term illness for some people, but 70%-85% of people infected with hepatitis C experience a long-term, chronic infection.

Hepatitis C kills more people than any other infectious disease in the United States. Many infected persons might not be aware of their infection because they may not have symptoms of illness early in their infection.

There is no vaccine for hepatitis C, but there are new medications that can cure the infection.

It is estimated that more than 2.4 million people in the United States are infected with hepatitis C.

Hep C Free Allegheny envisions a county where new hepatitis C infections are rare and quickly identified, and people with hepatitis C are rapidly linked to care and treated, reducing hepatitis C related inequities. 

 

This website provides information for Allegheny County residents on hepatitis C prevention, testing, and treatment.

  • Screening & Follow-up Care

  • Testing Guidelines

  • Preventing Infection

  • Prevention Point Pittsburgh Sites

  • Harm Reduction

  • Trainings & Continuing Education