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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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  • Public health surveillance system may underestimate cases of acute hepatitis C infection

    A new study suggests massive under reporting may occur within the system set up by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to estimate the incidence of acute hepatitis C virus infection. A research team found that less than 1 percent of a group of acute HCV patients in Massachusetts had been reported to the CDC, largely because required data was either not available or did not meet CDC definitions for acute HCV infection.

    02 July 2015 | Eurekalert Inf Dis
  • Hepatitis C Virus Infection and Alcohol: Challenges and Opportunities

    This report, prepared by Professor David Goldberg and supported by Bristol Myers-Squibb, looks at the linkages between excessive alcohol consumption and hepatitis C, and explores how excessive alcohol consumption can act as a barrier to people with hepatitis C being considered for, receiving and the benefit of treatment for hepatitis C.

    24 June 2015 | HCV Action
  • Hepatitis C: 25 Years Old, and Fading

    At this year's Digestive Disease Week, investigators discussed issues related to screening efforts, the natural history of HCV infection, the safety and efficacy of the next wave of antiviral agents, access to care, and affordability of treatment.

    17 June 2015 | Medscape
  • Hepatitis cases responsible for 93% of prison disease reports

    The increase in reports reflects significant improvements in testing for hepatitis and other blood borne viruses (BBV) in prisons, which in a major change is moving from an ‘opt-in’ to an ‘opt-out’ policy to help reduce transmissions.

    16 June 2015 | Public Health England press release
  • UNITAID brings innovation to the global response to HIV/AIDS, TB and Malaria

    At a meeting in Rio de Janeiro, the Executive Board announced it would as a first step focus investments in three areas: improving antiretroviral therapy for adults in low and middle-income countries; enabling the expanded use, or "scale-up", of first pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) as a means of preventing HIV transmission; and the development of better tools to diagnose hepatitis C virus (HCV), in particular for people who are co-infected with HIV/HCV.

    08 June 2015 | UNITAID
  • 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
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