This page contains suggested reading and also information about sources, documents, and images I’ve used in this blog or my book.

stack of books



If you think you might have hepatitis C or have just been diagnosed, this book would be useful to read before you choose a doctor or communicate your health concerns with your current doctor: Phillip K. Peterson M.D., Get Inside Your Doctor’s Head: 10 Commonsense Rules for Making Better decisions about Medical Care, John Hopkins University Press, Maryland: 2013.


The subtitle of Deadly Monopolies tells it all: The Shocking Corporate Takeover of Life Itself–and the Consequences for your Health and our Medical Future. This award-winning 400-pager is well worth reading: Harriet A. Washington, Doubleday. New York: 2011.



Wonder where hepatitis C came from? In a year 2000 lecture, researcher Peter Simmonds looks back in time through the genetic evolution of the virus:
The origin and evolution of hepatitis viruses in humans



From “Valentines and Hepatitis testing”

  • The study in Amsterdam was reported in
    D. Bresters, et al. Sexual transmission of hepatitis C virus. The Lancet. Vol 342, 24 July 1993, pages 210-211. doi:10.1016/0140-6736(93)92300-I
  • The 2004 study came from
    Carmen Vandelli et al. Lack of Evidence of Sexual Transmission of Hepatitis C among Monogamous Couples: Results of a 10-Year Prospective Follow-Up StudyLack of Evidence of Sexual Transmission of Hepatitis C. The American Journal of Gastroenterology 99, pages 855-859. May 2004. doi:10.1111/j.1572-0241.2004.04150.x

From “Hepatitis C fog can be cleared”

  • The Harvard study was published in
    V Byrnes, et al. “Effects of anti-viral therapy and HCV clearance on cerebral metabolism and cognition. Epub Oct 23, 2011. doi: 10.1016/j.jhep.2011.09.015  / The Journal of Hepatology. March 2012, p 549-56
  • The study of 150 patients was from
    Hepatology, Vol 58, Issue 2, pages 4970504, August 2013.

From “Hepatitis C carried on a cart”

News from the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention. “Surgical Patients Acquire HCV.” Journal of the American Medical Association. April 14, 2015, Vol 313, No. 14.

From “The hepatitis alphabet”

From “Occasional alcohol after hepatitis C”

“Natural History of Hepatitis C.” U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Website for health care providers.

From “Two T’s for your liver”

Anggakusuma, et al. “Tumeric curcumin inhibits entry of all hepatitis C virus genotypes into human liver cells.” Gut doi:10.1136/gutjnl-2012-304299.

From “Preventable hep C treatment failures”

“Non-adherence is the most important risk factor for ledipasvir/sofosbuvir HCV treatment failure in the real world.” Dost Sarpel et al. AASLD LiverLearning®. Sarpel D. Nov 14, 2016; 144870

From “Cured of hepatitis C? Watch your cholesterol

KE Corey, E Kane, C Munroe, LL Barlow, H Zheng and RT Chung.”Hepatitis C virus infection and its clearance alter circulating lipids: implication for long-term follow-up.” Massachusetts GEneral Hospital, Boston, MA. Hepatology, 2009, Oct: 50 (4): 1030-1037.



All images in this blog, unless otherwise noted, are clip art from Microsoft Word. Microsoft’s licensing agreement allows for this use of the images. Please note that any persons depicted are models who are not actually associated with the topics in this blog.



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