CINCINNATI—Hepatitis C is a very sneaky
creature that coats itself in an envelope which changes every time the
body tries to mount an immune response, says Kenneth Sherman, MD, PhD, a
UC Health physician and professor in the University of Cincinnati (UC)
College of Medicine.
“It’s very similar to HIV in that regard,” says Sherman, director of
the internal medicine department’s division of digestive diseases.
There is no vaccine for hepatitis C, which is receiving renewed
attention as the public learns more about a heroin epidemic that is
affecting not just the Tristate but the nation. Hepatitis C is spread
largely through injection drugs and shared needles and is following the