Ask the Expert: Hepatitis C cure

Ask the Expert: Hepatitis C cure
One of the biggest problems is that the symptoms of hep C don't often show up until it's at a very advanced stage. There are certain populations that should be tested and that can happen right in the doctor's office. Those populations include IV drug …
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Early stage hepatitis C can be cured with pill that attacks virus
LEWISTON, ID – With the rise in heroin use we've recently reported on, infection control experts have another hidden health concern. It's also led to a dangerous secondary epidemic of hepatitis C infection. The good news is, with early testing, a new …
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Hepatitis C numbers rising in Clark County
Dr. Sameer Ismailjee of Springfield looks over literature and a model of a liver which he uses to explain hepatitis to patients Thursday. Clark County and other Ohio counties have seen a spike in Hepatitis C cases. The cause may be due to increase in …
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Hep C, HIV spur needle exchange talk in Clark
About 86 percent of the newly diagnosed HIV patients also have hepatitis C. The state and CDC have responded with a one-stop shop offering HIV testing, substance abuse treatment referrals and the temporary county-run needle exchange. Adams sees …
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Hepatitis C Hits Young, Rural Drug Users Hard
A crucial first step in addressing the problem is to make sure people who are at risk get the simple blood test to check for hepatitis C infection, says Kraig Humbaugh, MD, MPH, director of the division of epidemiology and health planning at the …
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NHS to mark World Hepatitis C Day with Falls event
NIAGARA FALLS — Residents will have an opportunity to learn about hepatitis C at an event being hosted by the Niagara Health System on July 28. THE NHS's Hepatitis C Care Clinic and community partners will mark World Hepatitis Day educational event …
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Hepatitis C: Costly drug with 97% cure rate approved in Ontario
It is the second hepatitis C drug the province has approved this year under the Ontario Drug Benefit exceptional access program. Earlier,the province agreed to pay for the drug Harvoni, which has a similar high cure rate for hepatitis C. Both drugs …
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Sydney dentist safety scare may not be to blame for patients who test positive
He was shocked when he received the letter in the mail asking him to get a blood test for HIV and Hepatitis B and C. "I thought to myself, 'What will be, will be'," he said. But he is angry it took health authorities six months to bring their concerns …
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