Many people infected with HIV or hepatitis C aren’t aware of their infections. These unknown infections can strike especially hard in underserved and poor communities.
Hepatitis C is a term many people are familiar with, but don’t really devote much thought to – and that may represent part of a very serious problem.
We are taught to believe that if we are sick, we will feel ill. Alarmingly, this is not the case with hepatitis C, which can be present in the body for years without causing symptoms.
Hepatitis C infection is often treated with antiviral medications. One such medication is currently being tested.
For healthy people, a drink or two can be okay. But for people with hepatitis C liver infections, a drink or two a day might be very dangerous.