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.
For many people, blood tests do not immediately normalize after hepatitis C cure and can take several years to do so.
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.
With Only 15% of Diagnosed HCV Patients Receiving Treatment, the Non-Profit I-MAK Hopes to Shift the National Conversation on Drug Pricing
The Initiative for Medicines, Access and Knowledge, Inc. (I-MAK) argues that the high price of hepatitis C cure medicines places them out of reach for most people.
This fact sheet discusses the various stages of hepatitis C disease progression.
Transplant programs are now studying the safety of conducting transplants from HCV-infected donors into HCV-uninfected recipients, then treating with HCV therapy.
For people who used cocaine after being cured of HCV, the health of their kidneys declined at a relatively rapid pace.
One of the obstacles to hepatitis C treatment comes from a vocal few in the HCV community who believe that the cure for HCV is dangerous, even deadly.
When the hepatitis C treatment Harvoni was released in 2014, Dr. Ronald Cirillo knew it was a big deal. "It's the reason that dragged me out of retirement!" he said.