Most US Hepatitis C Infections May Be Missed

Most US Hepatitis C Infections May Be Missed
The rest went unreported, either because their test results didn't come back quickly enough or because the results didn't meet the strict CDC definition for hepatitis C infection, said senior study author Dr. Arthur Kim, director of the Viral Hepatitis …
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Need for expansion of hepatitis C screening among veterans, 'baby-boom
Research presented at the conference also showed that screening of pregnant women for hepatitis C on the basis of self-disclosed risk factors would have missed almost three-quarters of hepatitis C infections in pregnant women in the United States …
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As Hepatitis C Sneaks Up On Baby Boomers, Treatment Options Grow
It's hepatitis C, an insidious virus that can hide in the body for two or three decades without causing symptoms — and then wreak havoc with the liver, scarring it so extensively that it can fail. Half of all people waiting for liver transplants have …
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Cheap Allergy Drug May Hold Potential as Hepatitis C Treatment – WebMD
It's too early to know if the antihistamine chlorcyclizine HCI will work in people as a treatment for hepatitis C. Still, the new research suggests that "the drug blocks the virus getting into cells and is different from the current hepatitis C drugs …
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Drugs produce high hepatitis C eradication rates, even in liver-diseased patients
Hepatitis C virus was eliminated for most patients whose chronic infection had led to liver scarring. The direct-acting medicines, designed against the genotype 1 virus, the most common hepatitis C (HCV) infection in the US, also worked in people with …
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Treating HIV During Pregnancy Also Lowers Risk of Transmitting Hep C to Baby
For women living with HIV and hepatitis C virus (HCV) coinfection, using HIV antiretroviral (ARV) therapy during pregnancy may lower the risk of transmitting both viruses to their infants, according to encouraging new data presented Tuesday, March 6 …
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