The First Year: Hepatitis C

An Essential Guide for the Newly Diagnosed


By Cara Bruce

By Lisa Montanarelli, PhD

Foreword by Teresa Wright, MD

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The number of people infected with the Hepatitis C virus has risen to a staggering 200 million worldwide, yet there is surprisingly little information available to the public about this silent epidemic. Cara Bruce and Lisa Montanarelli, both of whom live with Hepatitis C and have become experts on the condition, guide those newly diagnosed step-by-step through the first year following diagnosis. They provide crucial information about the nature of the disease, treatment options, diet, exercise, the myriad of emotional issues that accompany the diagnosis, and much more. The First Year–Hepatitis C will be an invaluable guide for everyone struggling to rebuild their lives after a Hepatitis C diagnosis.


On Sale
Apr 29, 2009
Page Count
368 pages

Cara Bruce

About the Author

Cara Bruce is an accomplished writer who has served as senior editor for three online magazines and has edited three fiction anthologies. Her work has appeared on and in the San Francisco Bay Guardian, and more than a dozen anthologies. She was diagnosed with hepatitis C in 2000.

Lisa Montanarelli, a freelance writer and sex educator, received her B.A. from Yale and her Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from U.C. Berkeley. Her work has appeared on (Agence France-Presse), on and in the San Francisco Bay Guardian and other publications. She was diagnosed with hepatitis C in 1990. Cara and Lisa both live in San Francisco.

Teresa L. Wright, MD, is Chief of the Gastroenterology Section at the San Francisco Veterans Administration Medical Center and Professor of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco. A prolific author in peer-reviewed journals, she has lectured nationally and internationally on hepatitis C and B. She has been a visiting professor at sixteen universities in the US and Canada. Dr. Wright is a member of the Council of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases.

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