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Hep Summer 2018

Hep Summer 2018

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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Alive and Kicking

A photographer helps his mom get cured of hep C after reading Hep magazine.

From The Editor

Oriol R. Gutierrez

Mother and Child Reunion

Connie Dewbre’s son convinced her to get cured of HCV again after visiting our Hep magazine website.

News

Opioid Crisis Challenges Infectious Disease Doctors

Infectious disease specialists may need to address substance use disorders among their patients.

Beware of “Health Benefit Plans”

A new law in Iowa allows “health benefit plans” that don’t meet federal insurance requirements.

Veterans Affairs to Eliminate Hep C in Veterans

More than 125,000 veterans will have received lifesaving cures by October 2018.

Global Health Officials Seek Increase in Hep C Treatment

An estimated 71 million people are living with the virus around the world.

Treatment News

The Opioid Crisis Drives Hep C

The national increase in acute HCV infection is related to the country’s opioid epidemic and associated increases in injection drug use.

Boomers Get an F for Hep C Testing

An estimated more than three quarters of those living with HCV in the United States are baby boomers.

Hep C Drugs Not Tied to Liver Cancer

People with cirrhosis don’t have an increased risk of developing liver cancer when taking interferon-free treatment.

Will Your Cirrhosis Regress?

A recent study analyzed health outcomes among those with decompensated cirrhosis treated with Sovaldi-based regimens.

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