While many people living with hepatitis C never have serious symptoms, some develop fibrosis or cirrhosis (scarring of the liver). All people living with HIV should be tested for hepatitis C, with a blood test.

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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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  • Hepatitis C

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

    From: Booklets

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  • Hepatitis C and HIV

    Hepatitis C is a blood-borne infection that is transmitted in some of the same ways as HIV.Over time untreated hepatitis C...

    From: Factsheets

    Information level Level 2

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  • Expert working group recommends bold action to eliminate hepatitis C in Scotland; now we need a national elimination strategy

    A new report published by Health Protection Scotland sets out national recommendations for improvements to case finding and access to care which would accelerate Scotland’s efforts to eliminate hepatitis C. The Hepatitis C Trust calls on the Scottish Government to set out a clear timeline and process for developing and releasing a national elimination strategy for hepatitis C, in order to facilitate implementation of the recommendations contained in the recent Health Protection Scotland report.

    19 February 2019 | Hepatitis C Trust
  • Low testosterone persists after HCV clearance

    Low levels of free testosterone are common among men with chronic hepatitis C infection following SVR and persist after HCV clearance, according to findings from a prospective, longitudinal cohort study.

    12 February 2019 | Healio
  • Hepatitis C Prevalent in Less Than 1% of US Population

    Epidemiologists found a 0.93% overall prevalence of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection cases in the US while using a novel assessment method in a new study. The report, which included undiagnosed cases among its prevalence rates, found that approximately half of the cases occurred in just 9 states, including 5 in Appalachia.

    18 January 2019 | MD Magazine
  • Undiagnosed HBV, HCV, HIV prevalent in newly diagnosed cancer cases

    Researchers discovered a substantial proportion of patients with newly diagnosed cancer and concurrent hepatitis C or hepatitis B were unaware of their viral infection and many had no identifiable risk factors, according to a recently published study.

    18 January 2019 | Healio
  • Temporary Decline in CD4 T-Cell Count After Hepatitis C Infection in PLWHIV

    When hepatitis C (HCV) is acquired in patients with HIV infection, CD4 T-cell counts temporarily decline after HCV seroconversion, regardless of the duration of HIV or whether the patient is on combination antiretroviral therapy (cART), according to study findings published in AIDS.

    09 January 2019 | Infectious Disease Advisor
  • 19 million Egyptians screened for Hepatitis C since launch of eradication campaign: Health minister

    Egypt's Minister of Health Hala Zayed has announced that nearly 19 million citizens have been screened for Hepatitis C and other non-communicable diseases as part of the '100 Million Lives' campaign, the largest-ever nationwide campaign to eradicate hepatitis C launched last October.

    18 December 2018 | Ahram Online
  • Millions flock to free tests as Egypt seeks to eradicate hepatitis C

    Egypt, which has the highest rate of hepatitis C in the world, is carrying out an unprecedented campaign to detect and treat the disease in a bid to eliminate it by 2022. It aims to test the entire adult population — about 50 million people.

    06 December 2018 | Reuters
  • 4.5 percent of examined Egyptians tested positive for Hepatitis C

    Minister of Health and Population HalaZayed said that the tests carried out as part of Egypt’s national campaign’s first stage revealed that 4.5 percent of the examined citizens tested positive for Hepatitis C.

    22 November 2018 | Egypt Today
  • PHE and NHSE launch national drive to trace hepatitis C patients

    Public Health England (PHE) and NHS England have launched a national exercise to identify and treat patients who have been previously diagnosed with hepatitis C.

    21 November 2018 | GOV.UK
  • Too Few Teens and Youth Adults Using Opioids Are Screened for Hepatitis C and HIV, New Study Finds

    Despite their increased risk, only one-third of adolescents and young adults with known opioid use disorder (OUD) were screened for hepatitis C, according to a study released at the IDWeek conference in San Francisco. Furthermore, of those screened for hepatitis C, only 11% were also screened for HIV.

    10 October 2018 | The Body PRO
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