At The Crossroads: The Rise Of Hepatitis C And The Fight To Stop It
A new series from Rhode Island Public Radio.
About the series:
Hepatitis C infects an estimated five million Americans, though most of them don’t know it. But deaths from hepatitis C are on the rise in baby boomers. And throughout New England, new infections are creeping up among a younger generation. Less than a year ago, their only options for treatment were complicated regimens of injections that didn’t always lead to a cure. But brand new drugs could change everything. That is, if the cost doesn’t break us.
This series was produced by Kristin Gourlay, and edited by Catherine Welch, as a project for The California Endowment Health Journalism Fellowships, a program of the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism.
Support for health care reporting on Rhode Island Public Radio also comes from the Rhode Island Foundation, Rhode Island's only community foundation.
Jake Harper produced the infographics for "At the Crossroads."
Hepatitis C Resources
- From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Take this online quiz to find out if you're at risk for viral hepatitis.
- Also from the CDC, why anyone born between 1945 and 1965 should be tested for hepatitis C.