How do other illnesses affect hepatitis C?

Because hepatitis C and HIV are transmitted the same way, many people at risk for one disease are also at risk for the other. Patients with chronic hepatitis C need to be careful about damage to the liver from medications--prescriptions, over-the counter medications, and herbal supplements used to treat other illnesses can cause further damage to the liver. Discuss all illnesses and medications with your doctor.

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