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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.
All people ages 18 to 79 should be screened for hepatitis C virus at least once, regardless of risk factors.
Scientists have firmly established an association between direct-acting antiviral treatment and a lower risk of liver cancer and death.
This is according to the largest-ever analysis of the treatment cascade among people tested for hepatitis C.
Preliminary results from an ongoing trial found that half of the participants could take less than 12 weeks of a cure regimen.
In the first five months of 2018, 803 HCV-positive organs were transplanted across the United States.
Research suggests that individuals receiving opioid replacement therapy have a better chance of beating hep C through this method.
Medi-Cal will soon begin providing treatment access to almost all state-insured patients living with the virus.
Newer hep C meds may give more prisoners access to the cure.
More proof that filing treatment access lawsuits can pay off for people with HCV.
Treat hep C and strengthen your mental health.
This advocate’s call to action began with an injury, then a viral hepatitis diagnosis, then HIV.
All the major world organizations, shareholders, some countries, and the state of New York are committed to the elimination of hepatitis C.
Jailed activist and journalist Mumia Abu-Jamal sued Pennsylvania prison officials in 2015, alleging neglect over his medical condition.
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