Hep Fall 2020

Hep Fall 2020

In every issue of Hep, you’ll find the hottest topics of interest to our readers along with cutting-edge health information.


Ready to Live Her Best Life

New Yorker Alejandrina Peña had hepatitis C—until a great doctor and powerful new treatment gave her a fresh start.

From the Editor

happy liver illustration

In My Life

Studies have shown that Latinos are more likely to be living with hep C than the U.S. population as a whole.


HCV Virus

Hep C 101

Hepatitis C virus (HCV) is the most common blood-borne virus in the United States.

illustration question marks mark

HCV Risk Factors and Testing

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommends that all people age 18 and older receive a hep C test at least once in their life.

liver steatosis

Hep C and Liver Disease

Over years or decades, hepatitis C can lead to serious complications.

illustration of pills in shape of liver

Treating Hep C

Hep C medications can now cure most people with the virus

hands and liver illustration

Your Liver Health

It is important to take good care of your liver before and after hep C treatment.

World hepatitis day and HIV/ HCV co-infection awareness with red yellow ribbon in medical doctor hand

Guide to Hepatitis C Treatment

What you need to know before, during and after undergoing treatment for HCV.

three friends young men laughing fun

Latinos and Hep C

Latinos in the U.S. are a diverse population, and HCV rates vary widely across groups.


Hot topics