The number of hepatitis C treatment stories and blogs has been growing over the past few years as more and more people have been prescribed direct acting antiviral hep C treatments. As data from those who have been prescribed these treatments continues to emerge, so do the personal treatment stories and experiences from people who have been treated with these new drugs. The following is a list of just a few of the blogs that strive to share hepatitis C treatment stories and experiences:
Deal with it: Untold Stories of Hepatitis C in Canada
The documentary film “Deal with it” exposes the state of Canada’s Hepatitis C epidemic, one of the most pressing but least discussed health concerns facing the country today. Watch the entire film for free!
Hep is an award-winning print and online brand for people living with and affected by viral hepatitis. It was added to this list as it has a variety of bloggers who are or were writing about their treatment experience while they were taking or contemplating taking treatment for hep C. (American)
HepatitisC.net is a website by Health Union, LLC, that was developed to provide hep C information and connect those who have been effected by hep C. It publishes articles by patient advocates, caregivers, and healthcare professionals. Daryl Luster, PHCN’s president and someone who has experience with hep C treatment, contributes content to this site. (American)
Hep BOOMers is a blog mainly written by Elizabeth Rains, a blogger, a baby boomer, and a hep C survivor. She invites participation from everyone in the hepatitis C community, and writes about treatment, finding a cure, and hep C advocacy. (Canadian)
Life Beyond Hep C: Hep C Patients Treatment Journey
Life Beyond Hep C is a Christian-based website where faith, medical resources, and patient support meet to help hep C patients and their families. The website has a subsection, Hep C Patients Treatment Journey, that is written about taking hep C treatment by those who have personal experience with hep C treatment. (American)
Well-known hepatitis C advocate, health educator, and author, Lucinda Porter, writes about hep C, living with hepatitis, and the treatment journey. Porter’s background, as a Registered Nurse with personal experience with hepatitis C and treatment, is also written about by Porter in this blog. (American)
If you enjoy other blogs that strive to share hepatitis C treatment stories and experiences, please send us their links and we may add them to our website and/or add them to another post about hepatitis C treatment story blogs.
A footnote–or soapbox moment–from this blog post’s writer: Hepatitis C is curable. If you are interested in treatment, please talk to your healthcare provider–and possibly your local government representative–about available treatment options. While researching for this blog post, I came across more websites than I think there should be describing the hep C virus well, but missing the fact that there are now hep C treatments. There are now treatments for hepatitis C with high success rates. Hep C is now curable and there is a growing number of writers who can attest to it!
Disclaimer: The opinions expressed by the bloggers and by people providing comments to the bloggers are their’s alone. They do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the Hepatitis C Treatment Information Project.