Hepatitis C is a disease of the liver that is 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. ANYONE WHO IS TRANSGENDER and using or sharing injection hormones/steroids is at RISK for Hep C. So ALWAYS use clean needles! And please don’t share!
WHAT WE DO:
Hep C is diagnosed by a simple blood test. We provide Hep C testing for anyone who is at risk. Please contact us for more information.
WHO IS AT RISK FOR HEP C?
Anyone who was exposed to the blood of an infected person is at risk of having hepatitis C. You should talk to a doctor about getting tested for the disease if you:
· Have injected drugs or anything else, such as hormones, steroids, silicone, or non-prescription medications
· Received a blood transfusion prior to 1992, or long-term hemodialysis.
· Are a health care worker exposed to needle sticks or other sources of HCV-positive blood
· Were born to an HCV-infected mother
· Have had unprotected sex with multiple partners or have a history of sexually transmitted disease
· Received tattoos or body piercings with unsterile needles, especially in an unregulated setting
· Have household exposure, through the sharing of razors, toothbrushes or personal items with an HCV infected person
· Sharing needles and other drug injection equipment (like cookers & cotton)
Most people don’t automatically feel sick when they first get infected with hepatitis C. That’s why people can have hepatitis C for decades without knowing it. Some people develop symptoms right away, but usually no symptoms appear until the liver is seriously damaged, ten to thirty years after infection.
Symptoms can include:
Pain in the right side
Dark brown urine, or pale feces
Loss of appetite/weight loss
ANYONE WHO IS TRANSGENDER and using or sharing injection hormones/steroids is at RISK for Hep C. So ALWAYS use clean needles! And please don’t share!
WHAT WE DO:
Hep C is diagnosed by a simple blood test. We provide Hep C testing for anyone who is at risk. Please email us at
for more info!!!