Hepatitis Central

The latest research & treatment news about Hepatitis C infection, diagnosis, symptoms and treatments.

Hepatitis C Support Groups

San Francisco, CA

Hepatitis C Support

Pierce Realty Building
160-1 2nd Street
San Francisco, CA
Meets On: 1st and 3rd Tuesday
Meets At: Call
Contact: Barry Howe
Email: sahappel at aol dot com
Phone: 415-453-3622

Hepatitis C Support Project

San Francisco, CA
Email: SFHEPCAT at MSN dot COM
Phone: 415-834-4100


Numerous support groups & educational evenings.

American Liver Foundation - Northern California Chapter

One Sansome Street
Suite 2100
San Francisco, CA 94104
Meets On: Monthly
Meets At: Call
Contact: Scott Suckow
Website: http://www.liverlifeline.com/
Phone: 415-984-3169

California Pacific Medical Hospital - (CHRC) Meeting

California Pacific Medical Hospital
San Francisco, CA
Meets On: 1st & 3rd Tuesday
Meets At: Call
Contact: Rose Christensen
Phone: 415-333-2411


Space limited to 10-15 individuals

Quan Yin Support Group

San Francisco, CA
Meets On: 2nd & 4th Thursday
Contact: Frank Goyer
Phone: 415-665-0696


Space limited to 10-15 individuals

ICHO Support Group Meeting

Davies Medical Center
Castro/Divisidero & Duboce
San Francisco, CA
Meets On: 2nd & 4th Wednesday
Meets At: 6:30 PM
Contact: George Cirilo
Email: george dot cirilo at ucsf dot edu
Phone: 415-431-5542

UCSF Hepatitis C Support Group

UCSF Medical Center
505 Parnassus Ave.
9 Long Solarium Room L-949
San Francisco, CA 94143
Meets On: 1st Tuesday of the month
Meets At: 2-3 pm
Contact: Jim Banta
Howard Crawford
Email: sfdaprez at aol dot com
Phone: 415-595-4016


This meeting will meet after the Liver Transplant Support Group meeting. We will provide support, our hep C experiences and hepatitis C information to help others treating their hepatitis C. We will discuss treatment protocols, symptom management, managing blood level abnormalities and new non-interferon treatments that will be available in the next couple of years. Plus any issues that people want to discuss. We welcome those the are pre and post transplant patients as well as others with lesser liver disease.

Site Topics

  • Frequently Asked Questions

    Some of our most commonly asked questions and our answers to them.

  • What Is Hepatitis C?

    Learn about the Hepatitis C Virus (HCV).

  • Hepatitis C Transmission

    Information about the transmission of Hepatitis C.

  • Hepatitis C Symptoms

    You'll find links to a comprehensive symptoms list, as well as various studies and discussions about Hepatitis C symptoms.

  • Hepatitis C Conventional Treatment

    Learn about the conventional medical treatments used to fight Hepatitis C.

  • Hepatitis C Medicines

    Numerous links to studies, info sheets, FAQs, and analysis of Ribavirin/Rebetron medicines.

  • Hepatitis C Alternative Therapies

    Alternative methods of treatment due to side effects and dissatisfication with current medical treatments.

  • Hepatitis C Natural Remedies

    A number of herbal products useful in the management of liver disease.

  • Hepatitis C Survivor Stories

    Stories from those having direct experience with hepatitis c.

  • Hepatitis Central News Signup

    Receive the latest news on hepatitis treatments, clinical trials, social issues and important breakthroughs.

  • Hepatitis C Genotypes

    Learn about Hepatitis C Genotypes and their variants.

  • Hepatitis C Doctors

    A state-by-state and worldwide reference listing physicians who treat HCV, including an email link to submit your physician for inclusion.

  • Hepatitis C Links

    Convenient links to other sites external to Hepatitis-Central.

  • Hepatitis C Forum External link

    A Bulletin Board for discussions on hepatitis, treatments, etc.

  • Hepatitis C Activism External link

    An easy way to get involved in urging our government to do more for Hepatitis C awareness and treatment research.

  • Hepatitis B

    Numerous links to various Hepatitis B related information, including transmission, symptoms and treatment.

  • Biopsy Information

    A comprehensive resource of information relating to the liver biopsy.

  • Cirrhosis

    Many discussions and analyses of cirrhosis, including causes, complications, pathology, symptoms, and much more.

  • Glossary

    Commonly used medical terms and definitions.

  • Lab Tests

    What they are and what they mean. Helps you interpret & understand all the various hepatitis lab tests likely to be encountered.

  • Liver Cancer

    Liver Cancer/Hepatocellular Carcinoma studies, info sheets, FAQs, and analysis.

  • Liver Disease and Drugs

    An exhaustive list of links to studies, info sheets, FAQs, and analysis of the various drugs used to treat liver disease.

  • Top 5 Liver Supplements

    Provides information regarding the best known liver supporting supplements.

  • Top 5 Milk Thistles

    Provides information regarding the best known milk thistle supplements.

  • Viral Load

    Provides detailed information on how to analyze and interpret viral load numbers as well as a link to a convenient Viral Load Chart.

  • What is...?

    Learn more about various Hepatitis C related topics, including HCV, Ascites, Biopsies, and much more.

  • Hepatitis C Books

    Recommended reading for those interested in hepatitis information.