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Hepatitis C

Walking Through Hell

Edie Weinstein | Posted 04.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Edie Weinstein

The first time I heard the 12 step concept that "Religion is for people who fear Hell, Spirituality is for people who have been there," it resonated ...

Updated Viral Hepatitis Action Plan Released

Dr. Howard K. Koh | Posted 04.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Howard K. Koh

Today we are pleased to release an updated version of the nation's first comprehensive cross-governmental action plan to combat chronic viral hepatiti...

We Have Consensus Houston!

Michel D. Kazatchkine | Posted 03.28.2014 | Impact
Michel D. Kazatchkine

One of the unreported key events in the mainstream media at the recently concluded 57th session of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) in Vienna was the coming together of scientists from all over the world.

Standing Strong Together: A Community Conversation on HIV and HCV

Matthew Rose | Posted 04.09.2014 | Gay Voices
Matthew Rose

The overlapping nature of these diseases, and the path they take through communities, make it necessary for us to begin to draw these conversations together.

Hepatitis C Doesn't Affect All Latinos Equally, Study Shows

Fox News Latino | Posted 01.25.2014 | Latino Voices

A new study shows that within the U.S. Latino community, some are much more likely to be infected than others with the virus that causes Hepatitis C. ...

Raising Hope for Those Living With Hepatitis C

Rebecca Haag | Posted 02.16.2014 | Gay Voices
Rebecca Haag

Early diagnosis and treatment of hepatitis C is critical to ending the epidemic. With sofosbuvir and simeprevir, combined with evidenced-based behavioral health interventions such as needle exchange and peer support we can -- and will -- save lives.

Addict Hospital Worker Stole Drugs, Infected Dozens With Hepatitis C

AP | HOLLY RAMER | Posted 12.03.2013 | Crime

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A traveling medical technician who stole painkillers and infected dozens of patients in multiple states with hepatitis C throug...

FDA Reviews 2 Promising New Drugs For Hepatitis C

AP | MATTHEW PERRONE | Posted 12.22.2013 | Healthy Living

WASHINGTON — WASHINGTON (AP) — An experimental hepatitis C drug from Johnson & Johnson appears to be slightly more effective at eliminating th...

The Changing Nature of the Eastern European and Central Asian HIV Epidemic

Michel D. Kazatchkine | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Michel D. Kazatchkine

It is vital that we remain positive, even in the face of daunting challenges. This means recognizing progress where it is happening, having faith in the wonderful people of the region, and remaining confident that, if they do what needs to be done, their fight against AIDS can ultimately be won.

Hepatitis C Treatment in Ukraine: A Victory For Patients

Andriy Klepikov | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Andriy Klepikov

Price is a game changer. Just look at the effects caused by the advent of low-cost airlines. Flying has never been cheaper and people who could not afford boarding a plane can now travel to places they had only dreamed of.

Nonprofits Bronx AIDS Services and CitiWide Harm Reduction Merge to Form BOOM!Health

Robert Cordero | Posted 10.14.2013 | Impact
Robert Cordero

The newly merged and rebranded BOOM!Health organization will serve over 8,000 New Yorkers and will become one of the most comprehensive community-based service providers in the United States led by people of color.

Tech Accused Of Infecting Patients With Hepatitis To Plead Guilty

AP | By HOLLY RAMER | Posted 10.12.2013 | Crime

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A traveling hospital technician accused of infecting dozens of patients with hepatitis C through tainted needles told investiga...

Learn From My Friend's Death: Love Your Liver

Cara Joy David | Posted 10.05.2013 | Impact
Cara Joy David

Al said to me that if he survived he wanted to educate people. He wanted people to know the risks associated with hepatitis. He wanted them to know about liver cancer. Five years later, we're still not there.

To End Hepatitis C, Patients Must Come Before Profits

Azzi Momenghalibaf | Posted 09.28.2013 | Impact
Azzi Momenghalibaf

We know that political commitment and community mobilization can make the difference. For those who say that treatment is too complicated or that pharmaceutical companies will always prioritize profit over people, we should say: we've been here before.

Inaugural African American Hepatitis C Action Day: Get Tested, Get Treated and Get the Word Out

C. Virginia Fields | Posted 09.24.2013 | Black Voices
C. Virginia Fields

I believe it's not only a decision, but also a duty. Getting tested and getting treated is making a commitment to your family, friends, other loved ones, and our entire community that Hepatitis C will not destroy us. We have too much to live for and too much work to do.

The War On Drugs Kills: Support, Don't Punish

Sonal Mehta | Posted 08.26.2013 | Impact
Sonal Mehta

Rather than demonizing people who use drugs, we should humanize them. Rather than jailing them, we should get them the treatment they need. Rather than punishing them, we must support them.

Free HIV Tests In One Of New York's Busiest Parks?

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rudolph | Posted 06.20.2013 | Gay Voices

New Yorkers go to Union Square for various reasons. Whether it be to peruse the farmer's market, doing a little shopping, or just to catch their next ...

Hepatitis C 101: Protecting High-Risk Baby Boomers and Vulnerable Communities From the Silent Epidemic

C. Virginia Fields | Posted 08.10.2013 | Impact
C. Virginia Fields

Advocates, academics, medical professionals, legislators, policy experts, citizens, non-profit organizations, faith-based institutions, and others must work together to highlight and remedy the dire health consequences of Hepatitis C in our communities.

Moving Beyond That-Which-Must-Not-Be-Named: Alternatives to Syringe Exchange

Tessie Castillo | Posted 07.21.2013 | Politics
Tessie Castillo

It's hard to argue cost-savings and disease reduction to a moralistic audience, and in many parts of the country, it's no use even trying. For the time being, some states might want to consider alternative means to syringe access and disease reduction

Many Don't Get Proper Hepatitis C Testing, CDC Says

Reuters | Posted 07.07.2013 | Healthy Living

By Julie Steenhuysen NEW YORK, May 7 (Reuters) - Only half of people in the United States who have ever been infected with hepatitis C...

Major Health Care Company Ordered To Pay Up Over Hepatitis Outbreak

AP | KEN RITTER | Posted 04.10.2013 | Business

LAS VEGAS -- A Nevada jury ordered the state's largest health management organization on Tuesday to pay $500 million in punitive damages to three plai...

Hundreds May Have Been Exposed To HIV, Hepatitis At VA Hospital

AP | CAROLYN THOMPSON | Posted 03.15.2013 | Healthy Living

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Federal authorities warned against the infection risks of using insulin pens on more than one patient, and officials on Monday a...

Hepatitis C Medicine Trial Shows 100% Cure Rate

Reuters | Posted 01.12.2013 | Healthy Living

Nov 10 (Reuters) - Gilead Sciences Inc on Saturday reported a 100 percent cure rate using a combination of drugs in a small number of patients with ...

Why Baby Boomers Should Get Tested for Hepatitis C

Jim T. Miller | Posted 12.09.2012 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

f you're a baby boomer, getting tested for hepatitis C would be a wise decision because boomers are five times more likely to have this virus than other generations, and most people that have it don't realize it.

Hospital Tests Patients For Hep C After Lab Tech Arrested For Infecting Syringes

Reuters | Posted 10.13.2012 | Healthy Living

By Joseph O'Leary BOSTON, Aug 10 (Reuters) - Testing started on Friday on the patients of a New Hampshire hospital who may have been i...