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Hepatitis C

Contact Us: 619-543-5415

Illustration of male liver anatomy.

Did you know?

  • 5 million Americans have the hepatitis C virus (HCV) and 20,000 new patients are diagnosed every year.
  • Hepatitis C is the leading cause for liver transplants in the United States.
  • Thanks to new drugs, hepatitis C is curable.
  • There is no vaccine for hepatitis C.
  • 75 percent of people with hepatitis C don’t know they have it.

Of every 100 people who get hepatitis C:

  • 70 people will have the disease long-term
  • 18 to 21 people will get cirrhosis
  • 1 to 4 people will get liver cancer

Schedule an appointment by phone 619-543-5415, or online by logging in to MyUCSDChart.

All About Hepatitis C

Learn the ins and outs of this potentially life-threatening disease.

Hepatitis C Clinic

Led by Alexander Kuo, MD, our unique, multidisciplinary clinic is staffed by leading hepatologists, infectious disease experts, and pharmacists focused on therapies for hepatitis C. Our collaborative efforts have increased quality of life for many difficult cases, including those coinfected with HIV.

UC San Diego Health System is a leader in the development of new, more effective treatments with cure rates over 90 percent.

Hepatitis C Clinical Trials

Contact Us

New Patients: 800-926-8273
Existing Patients: 619-543-5415

Meet Our Specialists

LOCATIONS

Hillcrest - Medical Offices South
La Jolla -
Perlman Medical Office