The American Liver Foundation has announced the launch of its new hepatitis C online resource, “Hepatitis C: Diagnosis, Treatment, Support.”
With the introduction of two new treatments for hepatitis C, this is a disease that can be cured. The website (www.hepc.liverfoundation.org) will go live in the next few days. This website will offer the comprehensive information for those diagnosed with hepatitis C looking for information on treatment options. The site will provide in-depth information about hepatitis C, how the infection is spread (and not spread), where to find a health care specialist to treat hepatitis C, and questions to ask about treatments, along with tips on managing your health during treatments and places of support.
After receiving a diagnosis of hepatitis C, a person will have questions and may need help in finding information and sorting through options. To help answer this need, the American Liver Foundation has added a hepatitis C specialist to the staff and expanded the HelpLine hours. Callers can now reach the Information Specialist at the Helpline (1-800-GO LIVER) from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Eastern time, Monday through Friday. In addition, questions sent via e-mail (email@example.com) will receive a prompt response. Interpreters are now available as needed and hepatitis C materials have been translated to several languages.
Additional information can be found at www.liverfoundation.org or by calling 1 800 GO LIVER (800-465-4837).