Hepatitis C: Causes, Symptoms and Treatments

Hepatitis C: Causes, Symptoms and Treatments
There are immunizations against hepatitis A and B, but not for C. In order to prevent becoming infected with the hepatitis C virus it is necessary to prevent exposure. If after being infected a person did not naturally clear the virus in six months …
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Tech Doc: What you should know about Hepatitis C
Hepatitis C virus is a virus that infects the liver and can lead to inflammation and scarring of the liver. The World Health Organization estimates from 130 to150 million people worldwide live with chronic Hepatitis C infection. In the U.S., there are …
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CDC: Hepatitis C on the rise
… Hepatitis C for many years already and they're just coming to get treated. They're not necessarily new cases of Hepatitis C." Often Hepatitis C has no symptoms, it's important to get tested to prevent the spread according to the Virginia Department …
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Louisville needle swap aims to stop repeat of nearby HIV, hepatitis C outbreaks
Hepatitis C patterns in the state suggest an HIV infection would spread quickly among drug-using communities. If a similar outbreak of HIV were to make its way to Louisville — with a population of nearly 600,000 — Langdon said the city could see as …
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INVESTIGATION: The Inside Story Of The Money, The Activists, And The Cure
Some of the strains of Hep C respond better to treatment than others. And many of the patients also suffer from HIV, which makes determining the right course of treatment more difficult. Some patients opt to discontinue treatment and allow the disease …
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Ontario urged to provide better access to breakthrough hepatitis C drugs
“This is a great example of the emergence of great new drugs,” says Health Minister Eric Hoskins, a family doctor. After decades of surviving with fatigue, constant flu-like symptoms and worse, hep C patients see the drugs as a ripe apple hanging on a …
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England's NHS Allots Big Bucks for Hepatitis C Treatment
Recent advances in direct-acting antiviral hepatitis C treatments have improved cure rates and greatly reduced the length of treatment for most patients. However Sovaldi, sold by California-based Gilead Sciences, and other newly approved regimens are …
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