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In that state, and across the nation, accidental overdose is the leading cause of death for people under 50.
One year after such transplantations, the outcomes are similar to those who receive hearts not infected with hepatitis C.
Incarcerated individuals have a very high rate of hep C infection, making their time in custody an ideal opportunity for treatment.
The majority of new cases of hepatitis C occur among people younger than 30 who inject drugs.
Health officials with Goshen Hospital in Indiana called the risk of infection “extremely low.”
The risks are lower than ever—and could save patients months on organ waitlists.
The drug can quickly reverse opioid-driven overdoses.
People who received the vaccine did, however, show stronger immune responses against the virus.
Judge’s ruling may pave the way for opening the nation’s first supervised overdose prevention facility.
Ask Hep answers a question about the risk of transmitting hepatitis C sexually.
Efforts to control viral hepatitis are falling behind, in part because of the growing opioid epidemic and homelessness crisis.
Two new interactive (and free!) databases offer maps, policies and much more, courtesy of amfAR.
The link between diabetes and liver disease
Wider screening would prevent liver cirrhosis, liver cancer and the need for liver transplants.
Researchers followed people with a drug-injection history who had been cured of hepatitis C and were receiving addiction treatment.
A new study appears to resolve controversy over hep C treatment’s association with mortality risk.
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