Nirah Johnson

Nirah Johnson, Patient Expert

New and Improved Hep C Treatments

Hep C treatment has totally changed in the last few years, for the better. Since 2014, Hep C has been treatable with oral medications.
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Drug Users Can Be Treated and Cured of Hep C!

There are some medical providers and health insurance plans that do not provide hepatitis C treatment for people who use drugs. This is unfortunate because in progressive healthcare settings, and in numerous research studies, it has been clearly demo...
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Birth Place Can Increase Risk for Hep C

Credit: Thinkstock Globally, there are 150 million people living with chronic hepatitis C, a blood-borne viral infection that can lead to liver damage, liver cancer and premature death. Outside of the United States, people most often get Hep C in hea...
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Hiding Hep C

Credit: Thinkstock A friend recently told me that he has hepatitis C. He didn’t tell me up until now, because he worried it would change the way I see him. His feelings are not unusual. Many people feel that they need to hide their hep C. Unfortunate...
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The ABCs of Hepatitis

Credit: Thinkstock There are many forms of hepatitis. Hepatitis A, B and C are each caused by a different virus. Each has unique qualities, but all can infect and damage the liver. Hepatitis A Hepatitis A is a transmitted by ingesting feces infected ...
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