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    A blood test for antibodies will show if you have been exposed to hepatitis C.Earlier HIV treatment has particular benefits for people with HIV and...

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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 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...

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  • A promising Hep C program seems to be working — and it could be a model for other countries

    Georgia, a country nestled against the Black Sea between Turkey and Russia with a population of 3.7 million, has since taken on a public health effort to help reduce its prevalence of hepatitis C (HCV for short) by 90% by 2020.

    23 hours ago | Business Insider
  • Study Finds Patients with Hepatitis C Have Higher Hospitalization Rate

    A study that explored the healthcare burden of chronic infection of the hepatitis C virus found that patients with the disease were more than 3 times likely to be hospitalized than patients in a comparison group.

    31 May 2016 | MD Magazine
  • Primrose Healthcare Launches an Innovative Alcohol App to Help Hepatitis C Patients Overcome Alcohol Addiction

    Leveraging mobile technology and powered by Here and Now Systems, the alcohol app provides personalized education and resources through goal setting, alerts, coaching, and ongoing feedback to better engage and support hepatitis C patients on their journey toward alcohol addiction recovery.

    24 May 2016 | Business Wire (press release)
  • Hepatitis C-related deaths hit record high in US, CDC says

    Deaths from the liver disease hepatitis C reached an all-time high in 2014, killing more Americans than HIV, tuberculosis and staph infections. New data released Wednesday from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show that more Americans die now as a result of hepatitis C infection than from 60 other infectious diseases combined.

    05 May 2016 | Washington Post
  • Research shows doctors are failing to diagnose more than 50% of patients with hepatitis C virus (HCV)

    Survey results show people living with HCV in the UK, the Netherlands and Belarus are less likely to be diagnosed than their global counterparts, increasing the possibility of liver disease, cirrhosis and liver cancer. Findings from HCV Quest, a global patient survey with 4,000 respondents from across the world, showed that half of people diagnosed with HCV reported that their doctors had initially failed to recognise symptoms and less than 46% were referred for a test.

    14 April 2016 | World Hepatitis Alliance
  • Hepatitis C: The task now is identifying people who don’t know they’re infected and connecting them to care

    Interview with Luis Mendão, chair of both the European AIDS Treatment Group (EATG) and Group of Activists on Treatments (GAT), a treatment activist group in Portugal.

    14 April 2016 | BioMed Central blogs
  • mapCrowd: an online data collection platform for hepatitis C information

    Médecins du Monde (MdM) and Treatment Action Group (TAG) are pleased to announce the launch of mapCrowd (www.mapCrowd.org), an innovative online resource and data collection platform for gathering and sharing hepatitis C information.

    09 February 2016 | Treatment Action Group
  • Hepatitis Testing Contest

    Our team in collaboration with the WHO Global Hepatitis Program is organizing an innovation contest on hepatitis B and C testing. The purpose of this contest is to identify innovative examples of delivering hepatitis B and C testing that will be highlighted within the 2016 WHO Hepatitis Testing Guidelines.

    19 January 2016 | Social Entrepreneurship for Sexual Health
  • Hepatitis C screening of prison inmates would benefit wider community, be cost-effective

    The benefits of screening prison inmates for infection with the hepatitis C virus and treating those who test positive for the infection would extend far beyond the prison population.

    24 November 2015 | Eurekalert Inf Dis
  • New consensus definition of late presentation for viral hepatitis

    Today, EASL and HIV in Europe announce a consensus definition of late presentation for viral hepatitis. The announcement coincides with the European AIDS Conference in Barcelona and aims to encourage policy makers, health professionals, public health institutions and civil society organisations to implement this definition to improve the European surveillance of and response to the viral hepatitis epidemic.

    26 October 2015 | EASL & HIV in Europe
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