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  • Hepatitis C

    Hepatitis C can cause the same types of symptoms and long-term liver damage as hepatitis B, though the two viruses are not related. Recent estimates find that...

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  • Hepatitis C

    Hepatitis C virus (HCV) is chiefly transmitted by blood-to-blood contact. When the blood of a person with hepatitis C enters the bloodstream of another person,...

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  • Hepatitis C

    Hepatitis C is a serious infection caused by a virus.It damages the liver, which performs essential functions in the body.Some people have hepatitis C for...

    From: The basics

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  • Symptoms

    Patterns of hepatitis C disease progression vary considerably from person to person. Some people never experience symptoms, some rapidly develop symptoms of acute hepatitis and...

    From: HIV treatments directory

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  • Diagnosis and monitoring

    A blood test for antibodies to HCV will usually tell whether or not a person has been exposed to the virus. United Kingdom guidelines recommend...

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  • Hepatitis B and C - An Action Plan for Saving Lives in Europe

    Last year, leading experts, institutions, patient organisations and pharmaceutical industry representatives met and agreed that the major recommendations produced between 2011 and 2014 should be compiled into one comprehensive document, to make it easier for policy makers, decision makers, civil society organisations and healthcare institutions to tackle viral hepatitis effectively.

    20 May 2015 | European Liver Patients Association
  • If I'm Cured of Hepatitis C, When Is It Safe to Drink Again?

    Doctors say the answer lies in whether a patient is honest about their alcohol use and how much damage the liver sustained before treatment.

    19 May 2015 | Healthline
  • Joint Pain a Major Issue in Chronic HCV Infection

    Patient-reported joint pain is prevalent in those with chronic monoinfection with hepatitis C virus (HCV) or monoinfection with immunodeficiency virus (HIV), as well as in patients with HIV/HCV coinfection, according to a study published online in BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders on April 19, 2015. But chronic HCV patients report more arthralgia.

    05 May 2015 | MedPage Today
  • Cepheid announces European approval of Xpert HCV Viral Load

    Quantitative test for rapid measurement of hepatitis C virus viral load and confirmation of HCV infection delivers on-demand results in less than 2 hours.

    16 April 2015 | Cepheid press release
  • Study: Door-to-door campaign linked hepatitis C patients to care

    Working on the streets in medically underserved Philadelphia neighborhoods, members of the Do One Thing program have been able to identify residents chronically infected with hepatitis C and help them overcome the hurdles that prevent people from being cured, according to a new study in the Journal of General Internal Medicine.

    16 February 2015 | Eurekalert Inf Dis
  • Strategies for Slowing the Progression of Liver Fibrosis in Hepatitis C

    In 2 recent studies, statins and aspirin have been associated with lower rates of progression of liver fibrosis in patients with hepatitis C. Strategies for slowing the rate of progression of liver fibrosis are important for these reasons: (1) the high cost of treatment for hepatitis C; and (2) updated guidelines that recommend prioritizing treatment to sicker patients and postponing treatment in other groups.

    11 February 2015 | HCP Live
  • UNITAID publishes comprehensive review of detection and monitoring technologies for hepatitis C

    Diagnosis and screening currently too complex and expensive, but new options emerging.

    20 January 2015 | UNITAID press release
  • NICE plans to support device for diagnosing liver damage without surgery

    NICE is consulting on draft guidance on a device that aims to diagnose and monitor liver damage, without the need for surgery. The provisional recommendations support using the device, Virtual Touch Quantification (VTq), in adults and children with chronic hepatitis B or C who need assessment of liver fibrosis.

    15 January 2015 | NICE
  • Doctors Question Wider Hepatitis C Screening Despite Cures

    Doctors should resist the urge to screen a wider group of patients for hepatitis C, a group of physicians said today in the British Medical Journal, despite the introduction of new drugs that can cure the liver disease. Expanded screening would flag the disease in people who are unlikely to die from it, leading to unnecessary treatment that may itself be harmful, said the group, including Kenneth Lin, an associate professor at Georgetown University School of Medicine.

    14 January 2015 | Bloomberg
  • Hepatitis C ruled out as cause of mental impairment in HIV patients

    “Hepatitis C infection has serious long-term side effects, such as damage to the liver, but our research indicates that it does not affect the brain,” said lead author David Clifford, MD, of Washington University.

    15 December 2014 | Washington University press release
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