December #176 : Hepatitis C: More Common Than We Knew - by Laura Whitehorn

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December 2011

Hepatitis C: More Common Than We Knew

by Laura Whitehorn

It’s estimated there are about 4 million hepatitis C cases in the United States. But a new study says the number may be closer to 5.2 million. Some people clear the virus after being infected and will never develop chronic hepatitis. But many others face serious liver damage from untreated hep C.

Whatever the total number of U.S. cases, hep C is a serious epidemic, and public awareness is way behind the curve.

For that reason—and because hep C is more common among people with HIV than among negative folks—we have launched a new web site, hepmag.com.

Hepmag.com offers complete information on hepatitis A, B and C, including the latest treatments and resources. Check it out—for your liver’s health.

Search: Hepatitis, hep C, chronic hepatitis, liver


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