Lucinda K. Porter, R.N.

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Is Hepatitis C Treatment Safe?

One of the obstacles to hepatitis C treatment comes from a vocal few in the HCV community who believe that the cure for HCV is dangerous, even deadly.

By Lucinda K. Porter, R.N. for HCV Advocate

Hepatitis C and Health Literacy

Screening of people at risk for HCV is insufficient. Access to care and treatment is inadequate. In short, we need to increase our education efforts.

By Lucinda K. Porter, R.N. for HCV Advocate

Hepatitis C Is Threatening Our Youth

The opioid crisis is causing a surge in the number of hepatitis C cases among young people.

By Lucinda K. Porter, R.N. for HCV Advocate

Eradicating Hepatitis C

Can we eliminate hepatitis C the way we did to small pox? Experts think we can, and many believe we can also eradicate hepatitis B.

By Lucinda K. Porter, R.N. for HCV Advocate

How I Nearly Outed Someone's Hepatitis C Status: A Cautionary Tale

"Not only is nothing private on the internet, it is forever," Lucinda K. Porter, R.N., writes. "Information cannot be erased from the web. So, if you don't want people to know about your having hepatitis C, don't tell anyone."

By Lucinda K. Porter, R.N. for HCV Advocate

HealthWise: Hepatitis C and Pain -- Part 1

The Institute of Medicine (IOM) estimates that around 100 million Americans have pain. Compare this to the three million Americans living with hepatitis C (HCV). How do you know if HCV or something else is causing the pain?

By Lucinda K. Porter, R.N. for HCV Advocate