Includes a new chapter on long-acting pegylated interferonsthe cutting-edge discovery that is sure to be the next generation of treatment. Since its original publication in 1998, Living with Hepatitis C: A Survivor's Guide has become the resource for hundreds of thousands of American afflicted with the deadly virusand for their husbands, wives, families and friends. Unlike other books on the topic, Living with Hepatitis C is written by a nationally recognized hepatitis C expert and his patient. So readers everywhere receive the advice and expertise on one of the country's top hepatologists while gaining invaluable insight and guidance from a patient who has been through it all. This newly revised edition reviews the results of the latest clinical trials of long-acting, pegylated interferons in a new chapter. It updates all of the organizations, resources, and information that has changed since the last edition. It offers special chapters on research trends, liver transplants (including living-donor transplants), children, co-infection with HIV/AIDS or hepatitis B, as well as chapters devoted to the nutritional, emotional, and financial challenges that accompany infection with hepatitis C.
Author Biography: Gregory T. Everson, M.D., F.A.C.P., a nationally recognized expert on the treatment of hepatitis C, is Professor of Medicine and Director of Hepatology at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. Hedy Weinberg is an award-winning writer and essayist. Diagnosed with hepatitis C in 1993, she brings to the reader personal understanding of how patients feel and what they want and need to know.