This video is about living with a serious, chronic illness. Hepatitis C is a viral disease of the liver which affects nearly four million Americans. There is no vaccine for it, and no definite cure. Yet, although about 10,000 people die each year from diseases associated with Hepatitis C, and others will need life-saving liver transplants, it is not an automatic death sentence. The majority of cases are not life threatening; in fact, many people who have the disease experience no symptoms.