Hepatitis 101

What is Hepatitis?

What is Hepatitis?

Hepatitis is a virus that causes the liver to become inflamed upon infection with any of the three Hepatitis Viruses: A, B, or C. Hepatitis can be caused by several factors like toxins, certain drugs, some [...]

What Are the Symptoms of Viral Hepatitis?

What Are the Symptoms of Viral Hepatitis?

Usually people with Hepatitis do not usually show symptoms of the infection. However when symptoms do appear it can include the following: Jaundice, which is yellowing of the whites of the eyes. Low-grade fever Headache Muscle [...]

How is Hepatitis Transmitted?

How is Hepatitis Transmitted?

Hepatitis is transmitted through drinking or eating food contaminated with feces from a person with the Hepatitis infection. Some other forms of transmissions are through the following. Through needle sharing (the most common mode of transmission [...]

How Can I Prevent Viral Hepatitis Infection?

How Can I Prevent Viral Hepatitis Infection?

The best prevention method for Hepatitis A is to get vaccinated. People with risk factors and certain health issues should consider getting the vaccine. It is also advisable to properly wash your hands after each use [...]

Hepatitis C (HCV) and Injection Drug Users

Hepatitis C (HCV) and Injection Drug Users

Injection Drug Users (IDU): A person who injects prescription or non-prescription drugs by needle directly into a vein, under the skin, or into a muscle THE FACTS:  Globally, about 90% of new hepatitis C infections (HCV) [...]

Hepatitis Co-Infection with HIV

Hepatitis Co-Infection with HIV

HCV-HIV co-infection occurs when an individual is infected with both the Hepatitis C virus, as well as the HIV virus. The prevalence of HCV co-infection with HIV in the Latino/Hispanic community is higher than the general [...]

Testing, Diagnosis and Treatment for Hepatitis C

Testing, Diagnosis and Treatment for Hepatitis C

For chronic Hepatitis, antiviral medications are used and treatment is extremely important There can be long-term effects from having HCV. Of every 100 people infected with the hepatitis C virus, about: • 75 to 85 people [...]