—Alan Franciscus, Editor-in-Chief
After being infected the women were diagnosed with non-A/non-B hepatitis based on symptoms and elevated liver enzymes—most people with hepatitis C are not diagnosed until many years later—if diagnosed at all.
The women were counseled after diagnosis to avoid alcohol and were given self-help counselling messages.
The women were medically monitored on a regular basis.
Generally, women have a slower disease progress than men, especially women who are pre-menopausal.
Volume 59, Issue 1, pages 49–57, January 2014