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.
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.
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.
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 ...
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.
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.
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.
Despite being cured of hepatitis C, "patients with advanced liver disease may still be at considerable risk of [developing symptoms associated with cirrhosis] and liver cancer," according to researchers in the Target Consortium.
This fact sheet will describes transmission routes of hepatitis C and how to prevent its transmission.