While some diseases, such as cancer, illicit instant sympathy and caring, others, like hepatitis C, HIV/AIDS, and mental illness are often shrouded in shame, fear, and misunderstanding.
You’re probably aware that there’s more than one form of hepatitis, but it’s understandable if you can’t keep them all straight. After all, there are five main forms of the disease.
Dan Palmer decided to do a good deed: donate blood. That decision would end up changing — and possibly saving — his life.
She tried injection drugs briefly when she was 18, and contracted a disease that nearly killed her years later.
Every family has secrets. For Lindsay Ventura, her mother, and her sister, their secret was a disease.
A class-action lawsuit has been filed against a Washington hospital where a nurse allegedly exposed thousands of patients to hepatitis C.
Maggie McGehee was shocked to discover that she was infected with hepatitis C after donating blood. She traced it back to blood transfusions she'd received as an infant.
Baby boomers are five times more likely to have hepatitis C than other adults, and many are thought to have been infected in the 1960s through 1980s, when the transmission of hepatitis C in the U.S. was the highest.
People become infected with hepatitis C when blood contaminated with the virus gets into their bloodstream. The disease affects 71 million people around the world.