The ABCs of Hepatitis

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  • What Do You Know?
  • The 411 on Hep
  • Hep A
  • Hep B
  • Hep C
  • Hep and Tats
  • Vaccines
  • Getting Tested
  • African-Americans and Hep C
  • Hep C and HIV/AIDS

The 411 on Hep

In general, hepatitis is the inflammation of the liver — the organ that detoxifies your body and helps with digestion. In the U.S., the most common forms of viral hepatitis are Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C. Hepatitis can clear itself in a few months or leave long-lasting liver damage, require a liver transplant and even cause death.  

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