QUEST Hepatitis C
Claiming almost 10 thousand American lives each year, Hepatitis C is a virus that is both deadly and difficult to treat. The leading cause for Liver transplants in the U.S., Hepatitis C can lead to Cirrhosis of the Liver and Liver cancer with an estimated 4 million Americans currently living with the disease. Scientists in the Bay Area have been working on producing a cure to tackle this disease. Recent breakthroughs in research may provide some hope to finally putting an end to this silent but spreading epidemic.
Re-purposed woodcut imagery from an original 1901 copy of Gray’s Anatomy is intercut with global statistics reflecting the enormity of both the Worldwide and National Hepatitis C infections versus HIV infections. Presented as simple bar graphs, the visuals underscore the sensitivity and complexity of this global issue.