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Hep Fall 2016 - Special Issue

Hep Fall 2016 - Special Issue

In every issue of HEP, you’ll find the hottest topics of interest to our readers along with cutting-edge health information.

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Feature

Paying It Forward: HCV activist Shirley Barger is fighting for treatment access

Hepatitis C activist Shirley Barger is fighting so everyone can access treatment.

From the Editor

Oriol R. Gutierrez

With a Little Help From My Friends

As a result of learning how to advocate for herself, Shirley Barger became an HCV advocate for all people living with the virus.

News

Hep C Treatment Access Increases Nationwide

Massachusetts is the latest state to lift restrictions on hepatitis C virus (HCV) treatment under its Medicaid program.

Telemedicine: The Future of Hepatitis C Care?

A bill introduced in Congress hopes to implement a video clinic platform to help expand hep C treatment access across the country.

HHS Plans to Combat the U.S. Opioid Epidemic

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has announced an expansion to the government’s official plan to combat the opioid epidemic.

Hep C Testing Could Soon Be Easier

Currently, testing for hepatitis C virus (HCV) involves two steps.

War on Drugs Fuels Spread of HIV, Hep C and TB

Mass imprisonment of drug users worldwide, contributes to the spread of HIV, hepatitis B and C viruses and tuberculosis.

Treatment News

FDA OKs Gilead’s Epclusa for All Genotypes

This is the first approved therapy that treats all six major genotypes of the virus.

Promise for AbbVie’s All-Genotype Treatment

AbbVie’s combination treatment of ABT-493 and ABT-530 has boasted high cure rates among all genotypes of hepatitis C virus.

Treat Hep C, Free Up Livers for Transplants

Expanding the testing and treatment of hepatitis C virus (HCV) would free up many livers for transplantation.

Hep C Is Globe’s Biggest Infectious Disease Killer

Hepatitis C virus (HCV) now kills more Americans than any other infectious disease.

Good Second Chances for Hep C Cures

A second try at hep C treatment likely offers an excellent chance of success at a cure.

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