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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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  • How hepatitis C is passed on

    When the blood of a person who has hepatitis C enters the bloodstream of another person, that person could get hepatitis C.Tiny and unseen traces...

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  • How hepatitis C is passed on during sex

    Hepatitis C can be passed on during sex that could lead to contact with small traces of blood.Many gay men with HIV have picked up...

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  • Transmission

    HCV is mainly transmitted by direct blood-to-blood contact. The sharing of needles and other drug injecting equipment, such as spoons and cotton, is the most...

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  • Hepatitis C: Delaware’s hidden epidemic

    Delaware’s skyrocketing number of heroin users face a hidden epidemic in hepatitis C, and many can’t get the medicine they need to get well. Patients must jump through hoops to secure the costly medicines through their private or government insurance plans, allowing the infection to slowly destroy their livers. The state public health division reports about 1,200 chronic hep C cases a year. However, state health workers claim actual HCV cases are drastically underreported. Delaware is one of seven states that has not consistently given its hep C numbers to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) since 2009.

    26 August 2015 | Delaware Online
  • How the Heroin Crisis Ushered in a Hepatitis C Epidemic

    Meanwhile, high prices and stringent requirements from insurers and Big Pharma are limiting access to effective treatment.

    12 August 2015 | Boston magazine
  • Viral hepatitis – 400 deaths a day in the WHO European Region could be prevented

    Over 13 million people in the WHO European Region are living with chronic hepatitis B infection and over 15 million with chronic hepatitis C infection. Two-thirds of those infected are in eastern Europe and Central Asia. Hepatitis B and C infections lead to 400 deaths in the Region every day.

    27 July 2015 | WHO Europe
  • Appalachia gripped by hepatitis C epidemic, bracing for HIV

    Patton Couch, 25, is one of thousands of young Appalachian drug users recently diagnosed with hepatitis C. Yet public health officials warn that it could get much worse. Two hundred miles north, Scott County, Indiana, is grappling with one of the worst American HIV outbreaks among injection drug users in decades. Kentucky, with the nation's highest rate of acute hepatitis C, might be just a few dirty needles away from a similar catastrophe. "One person could be Typhoid Mary of HIV," said Dr. Jennifer Havens, an epidemiologist at the University of Kentucky's Center on Drug and Alcohol Research, who has studied Perry County drug users for years as the hepatitis rate spiraled through small-town drug circles there. An explosion of hepatitis C, transmitted through injection drug use and unprotected sex, can foreshadow a wave of HIV cases.

    04 June 2015 | CNS
  • Hep C… and Me?

    A hookup mentioned hepatitis C. It made me question my life. Should I be getting tested for hep C? Did I need to be asking tricks about their status? Was my blissful ignorance about hep C a problem?

    29 May 2015 | BETA blog
  • 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
  • HIV Outbreak: Why Austin? Why Indiana?

    I think the reason we see it here is because we found it. Many areas of the country are experiencing, along with drug abuse, especially in smaller, rural towns, high unemployment, lower incomes and a lack of education. Sadly, there are places in this country where the future looks bleak

    20 May 2015 | WHAS 11.com
  • Hepatitis C infections soaring, fueled by prescription painkiller abuse

    Rates of hepatitis C are soaring, largely driven by an epidemic of prescription painkiller abuse, a new report shows. The incidence of acute hepatitis C infections among young people in rural areas of four Appalachian states more than tripled from 2006.

    11 May 2015 | USA TODAY
  • High Cure Rates Will Not Curb Hepatitis C, Expert Warns

    Even with new drug combinations that have cure rates nearing 100%, the fight against the hepatitis C virus is not over, according to one global expert. "I believe that an infection present in 130 million to 170 million individuals cannot be eradicated with antiviral therapies. It's just not possible," said Jean-Michel Pawlotsky, MD, from Henri Mondor University Hospital in Créteil, France.

    05 May 2015 | Medscape
  • Gilead uses Georgia as free-drug testbed for hepatitis C elimination

    Gilead Sciences is seeking to convince governments and multilateral agencies worldwide that hepatitis C can be eliminated with a demonstration project in Georgia offering free drugs to all those who need them.

    23 April 2015 | Reuters
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