The ABCs of Hepatitis

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African-Americans and Hep C

Blacks are disproportionately affected by Hepatitis C: We are twice as likely to be infected than whites and account for 22 percent of all infections and more likely to die from the disease. While Hep C treatment has been found to work poorly in Blacks compared to Whites, there have been treatment advances over the years. 

 

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