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Learn About Hepatits C

At Courageous Transformations, we understand the unique challenges that individuals in recovery face, including the increased risk of contracting Hepatitis C (Hep C) and other bloodborne illnesses. These illnesses can be spread through sharing needles or other injection equipment, which can be particularly dangerous for individuals with a history of drug use.

What Is Hepatis C?

Hep C is a viral infection that attacks the liver and can cause serious health complications if left untreated. The good news is that Hep C is treatable, and we offer comprehensive treatment services to our program participants.

The Four Stages of Hepatits C

Stage 1: Acute Hep C Infection

This is the initial stage of infection, which occurs within the first six months of exposure to the virus. Many people with acute Hep C infection do not experience any symptoms, but some may have flu-like symptoms or jaundice (yellowing of the skin and eyes)

Stage 2: Chronic Hep C Infection

This is the stage of infection that occurs when the virus persists in the body for more than six months. Most people with chronic Hep C infection do not experience any symptoms, but some may develop liver damage or cirrhosis (scarring of the liver) over time.

Stage 3: Compensated Cirrhosis

This is the stage of liver damage that occurs when the liver is still functioning adequately despite the presence of cirrhosis. Individuals with compensated cirrhosis may experience fatigue, weakness, or abdominal pain.

Stage 4: Decompensated Cirrhosis

This is the stage of liver damage that occurs when the liver is no longer able to function properly. Individuals with decompensated cirrhosis may experience symptoms such as jaundice, fluid buildup in the abdomen or legs, or confusion.

How Is It Diagnosed?
Diagnosis of Hep C is made through a simple blood test, which detects the presence of antibodies to the virus. If you test positive, our medical team will work with you to determine the stage of the infection and create a personalized treatment plan.

The stage of Hep C infection is determined through additional blood tests, which measure the amount of the virus in the blood and the extent of liver damage. There are four stages of Hep C infection:

Treatment for Hep C depends on the stage of the infection and the extent of liver damage. For individuals with acute Hep C infection, treatment may involve antiviral medication and close monitoring. For individuals with chronic Hep C infection, treatment may involve a combination of antiviral medication and lifestyle changes, such as avoiding alcohol and maintaining a healthy diet. In some cases, individuals with decompensated cirrhosis may require a liver transplant.

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Learn About HIV/AIDS

In addition to Hep C treatment, we also provide support and treatment options for HIV/AIDS. HIV/AIDS is a virus that attacks the immune system and can be transmitted through blood, semen, vaginal fluids, or breast milk. Individuals with a history of drug use, particularly those who inject drugs, are at a higher risk of contracting HIV/AIDS.

While there is no cure for AIDS, there is treatment available. We can help you find the best option for your needs.

At Courageous Transformations, we believe that everyone deserves access to quality healthcare, regardless of their past experiences or current circumstances. That's why we offer Hep C and HIV/AIDS testing and treatment options to our program participants.

If you're concerned about your risk for Hep C or HIV/AIDS, or if you've been diagnosed with either condition, our medical team is here to provide comprehensive care and support. Contact us to learn more about our Hep C and HIV/AIDS treatment services and how we can help you manage these conditions while you focus on your recovery journey.


People with HIV and AIDS are nothing to be afraid of. They are people just like every single one of us, and each has a story to tell. These people should be helped, embraced, and not dismissed. We need to open our hearts and our minds to them, and we just may learn we're pretty much all the same.

Lisa Lampanelli | Standup Comedian