Hepatitis C is a virus that affects your liver. It is most often passed from person to person through blood, for example, via needles. Less commonly, hepatitis C can also be passed on through unprotected sex.
It can be cured by taking a course of tablets.
Lots of people have hepatitis C without knowing, it can cause damage to your liver and can sometimes lead to life-threatening conditions like liver cancer or liver failure.
You can do a simple test at home to find out if you have hepatitis C.