Hepatitis C (HCV) can damage the liver and limit or completely destroy the liver's ability to:
HCV infection can have more complications if the person is HIV+. You're not alone: About 30 percent of HIV+ people are also positive for Hepatitis C. Intravenous drug users are at higher risk to contract Hepatitis C through infected blood contact, which can happen through sharing needles.
UC San Diego Health System offers these Hepatitis C education classes and support groups:
Hepatitis C Education Class
Date and time: First and third Thursday of every month from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Location: UC San Diego Medical Offices South, First floor conference room
Hepatitis C Support Group
Date and time: The third Thursday of every month from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Location: UC San Diego Medical Center in Hillcrest on the 11th floor, Room 11 - 309
Liver Transplant Support Group
Liver Transplant Education Class
Date and time: First and fourth Monday of the month from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Second and fourth Thursday of the month from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Location: UC San Diego Medical Center, Medical Offices South, First Floor Conference Room