This is the American Liver Foundation’s dedicated online information resource center for Hepatitis C (or Hep C for short). This resource center was created to provide information and support to those affected by the Hepatitis C virus (HCV). Hepatitis C affects nearly 3.2 million people in the United States and about 150 million people are chronically infected worldwide. If you or a loved one thinks you may be at risk or has been recently diagnosed with Hep C, we encourage you to go through this site to find information on risk factors, diagnosis, treatment and support. If you still have questions after reviewing the information found within this resource center, you can call our National HelpLine to speak to a dedicated Hep C information specialist.