November 13, 2018

Hepatitis C testing shows infection rate of 11 percent

In June 2016, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) identified 220 counties as at risk for an HIV and hepatitis C outbreak. In June […]
November 6, 2018

Have you been tested for Hepatitis C? There’s a good chance you need to be

Information about getting screened for hepatitis C. A Richland County Sheriff’s deputy’s recent exposure to Hepatitis C presents a good opportunity to catch up on this potentially […]
November 1, 2018

Hepatitis C vaccine could dramatically reduce transmission in people who inject drugs

Among the most serious consequences of the opioid epidemic is the spread of hepatitis C among injecting drug users. Among the most serious consequences of the […]
October 30, 2018

Why Aren’t Prison Inmates With Hepatitis C Being Treated?

As a matter of general health policy, states should aggressively treat hepatitis C in prisons. The launches of the first hepatitis C cures from Gilead (Sovaldi) […]
October 26, 2018

Toward Integrated Care for Hepatitis C Infection and Addiction

There is an opportunity to improve HCV treatment rates for people who inject drugs by integrating DAA therapy into current models of community-based addiction. The World […]
October 23, 2018

Organ donation wait list shortcut: Patients taking kidneys, hearts infected with hepatitis C

With a new class of drugs that can cure hepatitis C, doctors are transplanting infected organs into people who don’t already have the virus. David Blackshear was born […]
October 18, 2018

Hearts From Hepatitis C Donors Are Being Considered For Transplants In Clinical Trials

Faced with a shortage of donor hearts, transplant centers have had to expand their criteria for acceptable organs. Faced with a shortage of donor hearts, transplant […]