hepatitis C

My doctor recommends that I be tested for hepatitis C, and I’ve also seen commercials urging people to get tested for the virus – but I have no risk factors for Hepatitis C. Is it really necessary to test me for it? Hepatitis C is one of many [...]

By Ask the Doctors • June 14, 2018

While it’s gaining more attention among older adults, people of all ages should know about the health complications of hepatitis C, how it spreads and what treatment options are available. What is hepatitis C? Hepatitis C is a virus that infects the liver. It spreads through exposure [...]

By uclahealth • July 12, 2017

Fourteen months after the Zika virus [...]

By Tiare Dunlap • May 5, 2017

Tattoos are extremely common. Many people have them, and many people have never experienced any issues from them. But is tattooing completely safe? For the vast majority of people who get tattoos, tattooing is a safe procedure. With that said, there are still some things you should [...]

By Ryan Hatoum • September 29, 2016

In response to a recommendation by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, UCLA Health has launched an initiative to screen baby boomers for the hepatitis C virus (HCV). Approximately three-fourths of people in the United States living with HCV infection were born between the baby-boom years of 1945 and [...]

By uclahealth • July 27, 2016