Hepatitis News week of Aug 3

HCV News Week Ending 08/03/2015 Living with Hep C; the stigma, the mortality and the hope 'A woman who has been living with what she calls one of the most misunderstood and stigmatised diseases for almost 30 years has spoken out for the first time. 56 year old Janie Kibble from Tamworth in Northern NSW has…
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HCV News Week Ending 06/15/2015

Hepatitis C's hidden dangers -- a personal perspective: Navin Vij (Opinion) 'As a physician, I have often found myself struggling with the concept of why some things happen to certain patients and not to others. When trying to find answers to such questions, I have often turned to the words of my mother: "Everything happens…
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HCV News Weekending June 8, 2015

HCV News Week Ending 06/08/2015 Woman sues Anthem Blue Cross for denying hepatitis C drug Harvoni 'The virus could win. It wants to do to Shima Andre what it already has done to so many thousands of people worldwide: Drain her of energy. Change the color of her skin. Make her panic when she feels…
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HCV News Week of 6-1-15

HCV News Week Ending 06/01/2015 Climbing for Carleen: One family's mission to change the way people think about hepatitis C 'In 2011, Carleen and James McGuffey had just moved to Colorado Springs from Texas when they found out Carleen was pregnant with the couple's sixth child. They were ecstatic. But it wasn't long after that…
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HCV news week of 5/4/15

HCV News Week Ending 05/04/2015 CDC Warns of Overlapping HIV and Hep C Outbreaks Among IDUs 'The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued an alert to public health departments and clinicians nationwide to be vigilant for HIV outbreaks similar to Indiana's, while warning of overlapping hepatitis C virus (HCV) transmission among injection…
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HCV News of the week

HCV News Week Ending 04/05/2015 Needle exchanges gain currency 'An increasing number of state and local officials are considering setting up needle exchanges in the wake of the spread of HIV and hepatitis C among intravenous drug users. The problem comes in tandem with rising intravenous use of heroin and prescription opioid analgesics nationwide.' Cannabis…
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HCV News of the week

HCV News Week Ending 03/16/2015 Depression, poor mental health linked to stress, antiviral therapy in HCV patients 'Depression and poor mental and physical health were associated with stressful life events, low social support and other socioeconomic and demographic factors in patients with hepatitis C virus infection enrolled in the Chronic Hepatitis Cohort Study.' Hepatitis C…
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Legislation, help needed

Representatives Mike Honda, Hank Johnson, and Judy Chu are asking all House Representatives to sign an important letter supporting a doubling in funding for hepatitis B and C programs in the Fiscal Year 2016 appropriations bill (see text of letter below). This is the same increase in funding that President Obama recommends in his proposed…
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HCV News Week Ending 02/01/2015

HCV News Week Ending 02/01/2015 Pregnant Women With Hep C Have 6% Chance of Passing Virus to Baby 'Pregnant women with hepatitis C virus (HCV) have an estimated 5.8 percent risk of transmitting the virus to their unborn child, a risk that more than doubles if they are coinfected with HIV. Publishing their findings in…
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