If you or a loved one has hepatitis C (Hep C),
we are here to help.
Our goal is to provide valuable information and helpful resources for those living with Hep C, their friends, and family members. Here you can learn more about the condition and why a clinical study may be an option if you have Hep C.
What is Hep C?
Hepatitis means inflammation of the liver. Hepatitis is most often caused by a virus. In the United States, the most common type of viral hepatitis is hepatitis C. Up to 85% of those with Hep C will develop chronic (long-term) infection. Chronic Hep C can lead to serious liver problems including liver damage, cirrhosis, liver failure, or liver cancer.
Health experts estimate that 180 million people worldwide have chronic Hep C, with more than 4 million of those cases in the United States in 2012.
As part of our commitment to help you learn more about Hep C, here are some valuable resources with information about the condition and its management:
Why a Clinical Study?
Clinical studies are a way to test investigational drugs to help develop medicines for people with serious diseases like Hep C. Participants in clinical studies can play a more active role in their own health care, gain access to new research treatments before they are widely available, and help others by contributing to medical research.