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Hepatitis C

What's Really Behind the Recent Decline in U.S. Hepatitis C Prevalence?

On the surface, a 1.1 million drop in the prevalence of hepatitis C in the U.S. would seem to signal a major victory for the advances made in hepatitis C treatment this decade. But the reality is considerably more complex.

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Prison Health Is Public Health: The Case for Testing and Treating Hepatitis C in Prisons

It is estimated that one-third of Americans with hepatitis C pass through the criminal justice system each year.

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More Than 30 Years Later, the UK Government Opens Inquiry Into Blood Contaminated With HIV and Hepatitis C

On Sept. 24, the first widespread inquiry into how thousands of people in the United Kingdom received contaminated blood in the 1970s and 1980s began with a preliminary hearing and a commemoration event dedicated to the victims.

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Hepatitis C versus the Immune System: The Biology of Hepatitis C Transmission

A look at the journey of hepatitis C from when a person is exposed to the virus to the development of a chronic infection and how the body tries to prevent it.

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Evidence Brief: EASY HCV-test

A pilot program called EASY HCV-test -- a point-of-care hepatitis C screening test that was offered before routine dental procedures at a community dental clinic in Italy -- was shown to be an effective strategy to increase HCV screening.

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The Thrill of Curing Hepatitis C and the Pain of Watching the Disease Surge With Opioid Abuse

The number of new hepatitis B virus and hepatitis C virus infections in the U.S. has been decreasing for many years, but this trend has been reversed during recent years due to the opioid epidemic as more people use injection drugs, share needles or ...

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Providing a Broad Spectrum of Care Helps Reduce the Risk of Re-Infection After HCV Cure

Doctors in Vancouver found that providing relevant health and social services to patients before, during, and after hepatitis C treatment helped to decrease the risk of re-infection.

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Evaluation of Instruments Used to Measure Hepatitis C Patient-Reported Symptoms

A study was conducted to evaluate the reliability and validity of several survey instruments that will be used in the PROP UP study to understand patient-reported symptoms before, during and after HCV treatment.

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State Prisons Fail to Offer Cure to 144,000 Inmates With Deadly Hepatitis C

A survey of 49 states reveals that an estimated 144,000 inmates with hepatitis C can't get the expensive drugs they need to cure it.

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HCV Cure and the Long Road to Recovery

For many people, blood tests do not immediately normalize after hepatitis C cure and can take several years to do so.