When Ruby Manuel was diagnosed with hepatitis C, she never imagined that it would lead to the life she has today.


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 […]