Reseearchers have discovered that very rare interferons, only found in hunter-gatherers from central Africa, are far better able to inhibit HCV infection.
One percent of the adult population in the U.S. were living with hepatitis C from 2013 through 2016, according to new estimates published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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.
It is estimated that one-third of Americans with hepatitis C pass through the criminal justice system each year.
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.
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.