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Alan Franciscus
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Thursday, May 17, 2012

The struggle against Hepatitis C

Hepatitis C is a contagious, viral disease that leads to swelling (inflammation) of the liver. According to the Caring Ambassadors Hepatitis C Program, approximately five million Americans have been infected with the virus and two out of three are unaware that they have it.

Lucinda K. Porter, registered nurse and author of "Free from Hepatitis C," said, "Although more Americans die from hepatitis C than from HIV, hepatitis C is not a death sentence. Hepatitis C is preventable, manageable and curable."

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