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QUIZ: Hepatitis C Basics

Did you know Hepatitis C is the most common bloodborne infection in the U.S.? Test your knowledge about hep C and other types of viral hepatitis.

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QUIZ: Hepatitis C Basics
QUIZ: Hepatitis C Basics
Question 1 of 10 Correct

Which hepatitis infection is the most common bloodborne infection in the United States?

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The correct answer is: Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is the most common chronic bloodborne infection in the United States, affecting approximately 3.2 million people.

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Which of these can cause hepatitis (liver inflammation)?

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The correct answer is: All of the above. There are five main causes of hepatitis: viral infections and autoimmune disorders and disease, drug overdose, exposure to toxins and alcohol consumption. Depending upon the cause, symptoms can last from a few days to months (acute hepatitis) or grow progressively worse (chronic hepatitis).

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True or false: Hepatitis can cause serious liver damage and even liver cancer.

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The correct answer is: This is true. Both hepatitis B and hepatitis C can cause liver cancer and have contributed to the increase in rates of liver cancer in recent decades. At least half of new cases of liver cancer are from chronic hepatitis C.

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Which type of hepatitis is most likely to be spread through sexual contact?

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The correct answer is: According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, among adults in the United States, hepatitis B is most commonly spread through sexual contact. In fact, Hepatitis B is 50–100 times more infectious than HIV and can be passed through the exchange of body fluids, such as semen, vaginal fluids, and blood.

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True or false: A person with hepatitis C may have no symptoms until liver damage occurs.

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The correct answer is: This is true. Most people have no symptoms until the virus causes liver damage, which can take 10 or more years. Hepatitis C infection causes symptoms in only 15 percent of patients.

QUIZ: Hepatitis C Basics
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Which of these behaviors puts you at risk of getting hepatitis C?

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The correct answer is: Hepatitis C is transmitted via bodily fluids like blood. Items like toothbrushes or eating utensils may have blood or fluids on them due to bleeding gums or ulcers in the mouth.

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Which of these tests might be used to diagnose hepatitis C?

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The correct answer is: Blood tests are used to diagnose hepatitis C. The blood is tested for hepatitis C antibodies and the amount of virus present in the body.

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Why are Baby Boomers particularly at risk for chronic hepatitis C infections?

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The correct answer is: Baby Boomers are at risk because hepatitis C transmission rates were high during the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s, partly because of blood transfusions, organ transplants and recreational use of injection drugs before the virus was identified in 1989.

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True or false: There is a vaccine for hepatitis C.

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The correct answer is: This is false. There is no vaccine but infected people can receive therapy that will usually clear the virus from their system about two-thirds of the time.

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True or false: There is no cure for hepatitis C.

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The correct answer is: Better anti-viral medications approved in recent years have made a cure (meaning the virus is not detectable in the blood for six months or more) possible for many people. In fact, in certain groups, cure rates are approaching 100%.

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