Somebody in America is infected with the hepatitis C virus every three minutes. That is 20 people every hour, almost 180,000 people per year. Of these, roughly one-quarter cases are diagnosed each year. Those individuals who are diagnosed may feel as if they are sliding off the edge of their old life, as if they are looking death in the face. In fact, eight to ten thousand people die annually as a direct result of the hepatitis C virus, and without mediation, the death toll was predicted to triple by the year 2010. However, that does not mean that there is no hope for those with the disease.
With the proper knowledge, those with the disease and even people who are carriers of the disease can feel better equipped to deal with the everyday struggles of hepatitis C. In Beyond Hepatitis C, you, the reader, will learn the causes, effects, symptoms, diagnostics, and treatments for this disease. You will also learn effective management of the hepatitis C virus and important lifestyle changes to make. Most importantly, you will read about hope in the face of 'The Silent Killer.'