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Wisconsin Hepatitis C Program

The Wisconsin Hepatitis C Program is the lead agency in Wisconsin responsible for coordinating the state's public health activities focused on the prevention, detection, and treatment of hepatitis C.

An estimated 47,000 people are living with hepatitis C in Wisconsin. Most people who have hepatitis C do not know they are sick because they do not have any symptoms. Hepatitis C can cause liver failure, cancer, and sometimes death. There is no vaccine to prevent hepatitis C and getting tested is the only way to know if you have it. Testing is important because oral medications can cure people in 8–12 weeks.

Nationwide hepatitis elimination goals are to prevent new infections, increase the number of people who know their hepatitis C status, and ensure that every person living with hepatitis C has health care and treatment, free from stigma and discrimination.

Recording of the Wisconsin Hepatitis C Elimination Community Webinar held on February 1, 2023. Local public health organizations, community leaders, health care providers, individuals affected by hepatitis, and other partners are encouraged to watch this webinar to learn how to participate in the Wisconsin Hepatitis C elimination planning process. Slides from the webinar are also available.


Basic facts, populations at risk, general information about viral hepatitis

Clinical guidelines, case reporting requirements, training resources


Advocacy and support, resources for drug assistance and care

Statistics, state, and national report


The Hepatitis C Program works with partners across DHS and the state to address heath inequities that impact Hepatitis C prevention, detection, treatment, an drug use.

Last revised March 3, 2023