We’ve carefully selected these blogs because they’re actively working to educate, inspire, and empower their readers with frequent updates and high-quality information. Nominate your favorite blog by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org!
A hepatitis C diagnosis can be scary and overwhelming. Your symptoms can range in severity, and so can the lifelong impact. It can be a lot to take in.
The physical burden is often matched by the emotional toll of processing what it means to have this condition. There are often a million questions that may not occur to you until you’ve already left your doctor’s office, or aren’t comfortable asking.
That’s where these blogs come in. They can connect you with others and help you get the information you’re looking for. Here are a few to add to your must-follow list.
A nurse, speaker, advocate, and patient herself, Lucinda Porter is passionate about increasing hep C awareness. She’s authored two books on the subject. She also serves on the Hepatitis C Support Project advisory board. Lucinda blogs about treatment options, medication concerns, and healing with humor. Visit the blog.
Life Beyond Hep C
Connie Welch is a hep C warrior and patient advocate. She’s devoted to helping patients and their families. She founded Life Beyond Hep C as a faith- and medical-based resource for support. It’s a religious blog that encourages others to live beyond the disease, stigma, trauma, or tragedy. Visit the blog.
The Hepatitis C Mentor and Support Group (HCMSG) was founded in 2010 by two people living with hepatitis C. Their blog shares information about medication complications (and potential addiction). There’s also the latest in hep C news and news about healthcare struggles. They also provide a valuable list of resources and trainings for those who are recently diagnosed. Visit the blog.
I Help C
Karen knows what it’s like to be newly diagnosed. She was scared and looking for answers to make her feel better, not worse. She’s been there, done that. She naturally gravitated toward the blogs that made her feel empowered, not helpless. So that’s the type of blog she set out to create. On I Help C, find honest (and sometimes humorous) first-person posts and more. Visit the blog.
As a resource, HCV Advocate encourages their readers to get tested, get treated, and get cured. Their posts cover the latest in hepatitis news, research, and treatment options. You can also find fact sheets, information on clinical trials seeking participants, and timely information to best manage the disease. Visit the blog.
First published in 2010, Hep is a go-to resource of support for people living with hepatitis. The blog provides posts about self-care and condition management as well as information on the latest treatment options and advice on controlling symptoms. Visit the blog.
HCV New Drugs
Remaining informed is crucial when managing hepatitis C. HCV New Drugs aims to provide all the latest information in hepatitis research, diagnosis, and treatment. If you’re looking for anything specific about hepatitis, you’ll most likely be able to find it here. Visit the blog.
If you’re looking for a site that covers a wide range of hepatitis subjects, Hepatitis Central is here for you. It highlights the latest in hepatitis news, but the site also has information on treatment options, liver supplements, and dietary changes that could help improve your quality of life. Also find support groups and access to doctors ready and willing to answer your questions. Visit the blog.
Since 1997, Hepatitis Australia has been working to end hepatitis B and C Down Under. As part of that commitment, they pay particular attention to those who are at higher risk and face a disproportionate burden of chronic disease. But they also provide a wealth of general hepatitis information for anyone looking to learn and stay on top of the latest news. Visit the blog.
Funded by the Public Health Agency of Canada, CATIE is the country’s go-to resource for hepatitis C and HIV information and news. The site connects healthcare and community-based service providers with the latest science. The blog also links out to all the latest in hepatitis C news while providing resources on prevention, treatment, and healthy living. Visit the blog.
World Hepatitis Alliance
The World Hepatitis Alliance is a global organization led and driven by patients. They work with governments and national members to raise awareness, influence policy, and drive action to find and treat those living with hepatitis. Their blog shares hepatitis news from around the world, as well as information on their latest advocacy efforts. Visit the blog.
The Hepatitis C Trust
The Hepatitis C Trust is a U.K.-based charity led and run by patients with the goal of eliminating hep C in the United Kingdom. They hope to do this by raising public awareness, putting an end to discrimination, and creating an active community of patients willing to raise their voices together. Visit the blog.
Leah Campbell is a writer and editor living in Anchorage, Alaska. She’s a single mother by choice after a serendipitous series of events led to the adoption of her daughter. Leah is also the author of the book “Single Infertile Female” and has written extensively on the topics of infertility, adoption, and parenting. You can connect with Leah via Facebook, her website, and Twitter.