HepatitisMain is an organization made up of volunteers with years of experience in the field of hepatitis. We are always working to provide education and resources for those with viral hepatitis. We are based in St. Petersburg, Florida.
HepatitisMain is designed to specifically fit the needs of hepatitis diagnosed individuals living in the St. Petersburg/Tampa area. This is made possible by having open lines of communication with local physicians, nurses, health departments, providers of lab results, research institutes and support meeting facilitators. However, we are committed to helping anyone, anywhere in need of resources and education regarding HCV.
This site provides BASIC information and is easy to navigate.
If you are seeking more detailed information and facts regarding hepatitis, please click on some of our favorite LINKS which have been provided at the top of this page or call the phone number provided on the CONTACT US page and speak to one of our experienced volunteers. (CONTACT US will drop down when you place your cursor on ABOUT US).
HEPATITISMAIN CAN HELP YOU EXPLORE:
- treatment options
- research options
- dietary issues
- lifestyle issues
- support meetings
- low cost viral loads/labs
WHAT IS HEPATITIS?
"Hepatitis" means inflammation of the liver. The liver is a vital organ that processes nutrients, filters the blood and fights infections. Inflammation of the liver can be caused by a virus, drug use, alcohol use, and dietary issues. Inflammation can be common in people that have used chemicals in their workplace, home, shop or boat without proper respiratory and skin protection. Everything a person touches, breathes, ingests or injects is processed by the liver. So as you can see, the health of this organ is crucial to a maintaining a good quality of life.
Hepatitis B Basics