Hepatitis

How to Care for a Loved One with Hep C

Living with hepatitis C can be challenging. Support can help your loved one through the tough times. Here is how you can help.

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Liver Cancer Rises Dramatically in the U.S.

Liver cancer is one of the fastest rising cancers in America, and it’s rising faster in the U.S. than the rest of the world.

By Kathleen Hall, MBA

Frequently Asked Questions

What is hepatitis C? Are there symptoms? Is there a cure? Am I at risk? Find out the answers to these questions with this FAQ.

By Yumhee Park

How Hepatitis C Progresses

Though progression of hepatitis C occurs very slowly, sometimes taking up to 30 years, it can progress much more quickly in some people. Others have the virus for years and have only minimal liver damage. Either way, the progression of the disease us...

By Eileen Bailey

Hepatitis C Terms to Know

An antibody is a substance found in the blood that the body produces in response to a virus. If someone has an antibody blood test done to detect hepatitis C, the test is identifying if a person has antibodies to the virus, which would indicate that ...

By Allison Tsai

Stopping the Spread of Hepatitis C

Covering cuts and blisters prevents other people from coming into contact with your blood. Though risk of hepatitis C transmission in a household is near zero, it’s still good to take precautions.

By Allison Tsai

A Hepatitis C Timeline

Scientists believe that the different subtypes of hepatitis C (HCV) originated around 200 years ago and that the six main genotypes of HCV have a common ancestor that dates back 400 years ago. But HCV likely evolved over hundreds of thousands of year...

By Allison Tsai

July 28 is World Hepatitis Day

On July 28, patients and advocates around the world will mark World Hepatitis Day. Almost 400 million people are infected with the Hepatitis B or Hepatitis C virus. Though they are different viruses, both can lead to liver damage, cirrhosis, and live...

By Nirah Johnson

Why Hepatitis C Makes You Feel Tired (and What to Do About It)

There are many symptoms of Hepatitis C, including pain, anxiety, digestive issues and, of course, extreme fatigue. Unfortunately (and perhaps surprisingly), although we know that fatigue is a common Hep C symptom, we don’t really know why. One theory ...

By Martin Reed

Can You Become Immune to Hepatitis C?

Some people who have been able to cure their hepatitis C with either the newer treatments or older ones may be curious as to whether or not they have become immune to the virus. Here’s what you need to know. Hep C is a complicated virus There are at ...

By Nirah Johnson

10 Foods for Living Well with Hepatitis C

While there isn’t a specific diet to benefit everyone with hepatitis C, a healthy diet full of fruits and vegetables is certainly a healthy option for everyone. Those with hepatitis C are at an increased risk for fatty liver disease and type 2 diabet...

By Amanda Page

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