All Baby Boomers Should Be Screened At Least Once For Hepatitis C

All Baby Boomers Should Be Screened At Least Once For Hepatitis C
The study additionally had a qualitative component and, via structured interviews, evaluated knowledge about HCV infection amongst baby boomers presenting to the ED. Overall knowledge was good but some misconceptions about transmission persisted …
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With Microbial Resistance on the Rise, Healthcare Looks to Molecular Assays
Tests for viral hepatitis infections, primarily hepatitis C virus (HCV) and hepatitis B virus (HBV), are among the most common infectious disease tests run in clinical laboratories. Hepatitis …. HAIs can be classified by their route of transmission …
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Expanded screening, treatment needed to eliminate HCV in US
“These interferon-free DAAs have opened a new frontier in HCV treatment, raising the possibility of using treatment not only to prevent HCV-associated deaths but also to interrupt the transmission chain among [people who inject drugs [PWIDs)] and …
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Pricey hepatitis C drugs threaten health care system
After examining 20,000 pages of internal company documents, looking at Medicaid data and interviewing health care experts, the authors concluded that the Foster City drugmaker “pursued a calculated scheme for pricing and marketing its hepatitis C drug …
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Iatrogenic transmission fueled early spread of HIV pandemic in Africa
To circumvent this issue, Hogan and colleagues chose to analyze the prevalence of hepatitis C and human T-cell lymphotrophic virus type 1 (HTLV-1), two blood-borne viruses with greater survivability that could act as a proxy for HIV. From July to …
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Hepatitis C May Transmit Sexually From Rectum Without Blood
Men may acquire hepatitis C virus (HCV) sexually from the rectums of HIV/HCV-coinfected men even when there is no blood present, HIVandHepatitis.com reports. Researchers took rectal fluid samples from 45 coinfected men who have sex with men (MSM), …
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Congress Lifts the Ban on Federal Funding for Syringe Exchange Programs
For decades now evidence has overwhelmingly concluded that syringe exchange programs are effective at reducing the transmission of HIV and hepatitis C among injection drug users, lowering needle-stick injury to law enforcement and members of the …
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Direct-acting antivirals could reduce HCV prevalence by 80%
Interferon-free DAAs have opened a new frontier in HCV treatment, raising the possibility of not only preventing HCV-associated complications and deaths, but also interrupting transmission among people who inject drugs (PWIDs) and potentially …
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HCV transmission during anal sex may happen without blood, study in HIV/HCV
Hepatitis C virus is present in large enough quantities in the rectal fluid of men with HIV and hepatitis C co-infection to permit HCV transmission without the presence of blood, researchers from the Icahn School of Medicine, Mount Sinai Hospital, New …
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