Hep C

Hepatitis C is an infection of the liver caused by the Hepatitis C virus, or HCV. You can get Hepatitis C if your blood comes into contact with blood from someone who already has the virus.

  Those at greatest risk of contracting Hepatitis C include:                           Image result for hepatitis c does not discriminate                                      

  • Injection drug users

  • Anyone who received clotting factors before 1987

  • Anyone on longterm hemodialysis                                                                                        

  • Recipients of blood/solid organs before 1992

  • Infants born to infected mothers

Less common causes of transmission include:

  • Sharing a razor, toothbrush, or nail clippers with an infected person

  • Accidental exposure to infected blood by health care or public safety workers

  • Exposure to unclean tattooing or body piercing instruments

  • Unprotected anal sex or exposure to multiple sex partners

 

A rapid HCV test can be done which involves a finger-stick and takes about 20 minutes for results.  The testing is confidential.  Contact the local public health office in your area for testing.

To make an appointment for a free confidential HCV test, please contact:

Custer Health
Mandan Office
403 Burlington Street SE
Mandan, ND 58554
Phone #: (701) 667-3370
Toll Free #: 1-888-667-3370
Contact People:  Denise Cochran, RN or Jennifer Pelster, RN

Beulah Office
1101 3 Avenue NW
Beulah, ND  58523
Phone #:  (701) 873-4433
Contact Person:  Autumn Schaan RN

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