hepatitis c

When it comes to hepatitis, the liver disease that disproportionately affects Black people can exhibit similar symptoms regardless of which of its variations one is inflicted with.

Dr. Gia Tyson, a board-certified gastroenterologist, addresses data-based facts about Black people and hepatitis C.

Research shows African Americans are twice as likely to be infected with Hepatitis C but less likely to be treated for the virus.

What is hepatitis C? According to the CDC, hepatitis C is a contagious liver disease that ranges in severity from a mild illness lasting a few weeks to a serious, lifelong illness that attacks the liver. It is caused by infection by the hepatitis C virus (HCV), which is spread primarily through contact with the […]