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About 2.4 million Americans are living with hepatitis C and 862,00 have hep B. Spread the word about this hidden epidemic.
Among people treated for hepatitis C, diabetes and chronic kidney disease were both linked to a higher risk of cardiovascular death.
This means that Tennessee can ration hepatitis C treatment among prisoners living with the life-threatening virus.
This guide explains key aspects of today’s most effective hep C therapies
“We’re going to see a surge in cases,” TAG’s Annette Gaudino tells WCNY about New York’s hepatitis C efforts. “We have fallen behi...
After inmates filed a class action lawsuit, Nevada agreed to treat all prisoners living with hepatitis C.
The risk was lower in people who had achieved a sustained virological response compared with those who had not.
Despite limited testing and clinical visits, 95% of the study population was able to achieve a sustained virological response.
Hepatitis A and E usually resolve on their own, but hepatitis B and C can cause serious liver disease, including cirrhosis and liver cancer.
Premature discontinuation of hepatitis C treatment did not diminish the likelihood of sustained virological response.
The hep C mortality reduction goal will not be met by any state, according to recent projections.
Researchers found that longer usage of injection drugs was positively linked to hep C testing.
Requiring sobriety prior to treatment and curtailing harm reduction hinder efforts to eliminate hep C.
The blood-borne virus, which can lead to cirrhosis and liver cancer, remains a major global health threat.
Some state Medicaid programs and prison systems still restrict treatment based on substance use or stage of liver disease.
A recent study of the direct-acting antiviral regimen included people who contracted hep C within the previous 12 months.
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