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A Guide to HIV and Hep C Coinfection

The good news is that most people can stay healthy when they have HIV and hep C together, but the key to staying healthy is to learn as much as you can.

By Alan Franciscus for HCV Advocate

Hepatitis C and Sugar

Is sugar bad for the liver? What about stevia, agave, honey, and coconut sugar? What people with hepatitis C need to know.

By Lucinda K. Porter, R.N. for HCV Advocate

Love, Sex, and Hepatitis C

"Although the risk of becoming infected with hepatitis C through unprotected sexual intercourse is low, it is still possible," writes Lucinda Porter, R.N.

By Lucinda K. Porter, R.N. for HCV Advocate

How to Tell Children They Have Hepatitis C

Early disclosure is critical to how the child and family cope and live with hepatitis C. How that disclosure occurs, and the building process that leads to that moment, hinges on the child's age, maturity, family situation and medical condition.

By Christine M. Kukka for HCV Advocate

Hepatitis C in Children

This fact sheet discusses the various aspects of hepatitis C (HCV) in children and adolescents including mother-to-child transmission, hepatitis C transmission and prevention, HCV disease progression, the tests to monitor chronic hepatitis C, and tre...

By Alan Franciscus for HCV Advocate

Hepatitis C and Liver Cancer

An overview of hepatitis C-related liver cancer -- the causes, symptoms, diagnosis, prevention, and medications to delay the eventual onset of death from liver cancer.

By Alan Franciscus for HCV Advocate

Living With Hepatitis C and Stress

Lucinda K. Porter, R.N., discusses ways to manage stress, sleep, pain, and symptoms from hepatitis C and its treatment.

By Lucinda K. Porter, R.N. for HCV Advocate

Acute Hepatitis C Fact Sheet

A summary of key facts about early hepatitis C infection, chronic infection and treatment strategies.

By Alan Franciscus for HCV Advocate

Hepatitis C: Working With a Health Coach

"I fought the idea of working with a coach," Lucinda K. Porter writes. "It took me five years to decide to work with a coach. The experience was profound and it was fun."

By Lucinda K. Porter, R.N. for HCV Advocate

Easy C Facts: What Is Hepatitis C?

This short fact sheet provides basic information on hepatitis c virus (HCV) and HCV transmission.

By Alan Franciscus for HCV Advocate