Alcohol Series - Alcohol and Hepatitis C

Alcohol Series - Alcohol and Hepatitis C

Overview

This fact sheet briefly describes hepatitis C and the risks related to the hepatitis C virus (HCV), principally liver cirrhosis. It then summarizes the negative impacts of alcohol consumption on HCV and liver cirrhosis. It goes on to suggest what drinkers with hepatitis C can do, and concludes with some recommendations for healthcare professionals and policymakers. The fact sheet also provides a list of references.