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January 26, 2015
Pregnant Women With Hep C Have 6% Chance of Passing Virus to Baby
Pregnant women with hepatitis C 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.
January 21, 2015
Do the Benefits of Widespread Hep C Testing Outweigh Potential Risks?
A collection of medical experts is asking whether the population-level benefits of such an expanded hepatitis C testing will outweigh any potential risks.
January 19, 2015
Europe Approves AbbVie’s New Hepatitis C Treatment
The European Commission has approved AbbVie’s hepatitis C  treatment, called Viekirax (ombitasvir/ paritaprevir/ritonavir) and Exviera (dasabuvir) in Europe.
January 14, 2015
One Million Americans With Hep C Have High-Priority Treatment Status
Over 1 million Americans diagnosed with hepatitis C have advanced enough disease to meet the “high” or “highest” priority status for treatment, although only 800,000 of these have actually been diagnosed with the virus.
January 12, 2015
FDA OKs Roche’s Triple RNA Test for HIV, Hep B and Hep C
The FDA has approved the first nucleic acid test to simultaneously detect HIV, hepatitis B and hepatitis C.
January 07, 2015
Estimated U.S. Cirrhosis Rates Are 58% Higher Than Once Believed
New research suggests that the prevalence of cirrhosis among the U.S. population is actually 58 percent higher than the previously thought.
January 05, 2015
People With Hepatitis C Often Get Lost in the Health Care Shuffle
The U.S. health care system is apparently failing to keep people diagnosed with hepatitis C in medical care, and ultimately to treat them for the virus.
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