Hep Winter 2014 – Special Issue

Hep Winter 2014 – Special Issue

In this issue, you’ll meet activist Alan Franciscus. Scroll down to click on his story and to see what else is inside.

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The Hep 10

Meet 10 fierce HCV advocates who are raising awareness about the virus and making sure everyone has access to care and treatment.

The Hep 10 Resources

A list of online hepatitis C resources

From the Editor

Oriol R. Gutierrez

We Are the Champions

I’m honored to introduce the HEP 10. These 10 men and women are longtime HCV advocates.

Treatment News

The Importance of Confirming Hep C Tests

Individuals who test positive for hep C antibodies but who don’t get a confirmation through a genetic screen may fall through cracks in the he...

Hep C-Related Liver Disease Differs by Race

If you have hep C virus (HCV), your likelihood of developing cirrhosis or liver cancer may be linked to your race.

Success for ’3D’ Combo in Those Coinfected With HIV

Twelve weeks of AbbVie’s ’3D’ regimen cured 93.5 percent of those with genotype 1 of hep C who were coinfected with HIV, including those with...

Hep C Is Up in Rural Injection Drug Users

As prescription drug abuse leads more Americans on a path to heroin, new cases of hep C are rising among young people in non-urban areas of th...

Hep C Treatment Guidelines Prioritize Care

The American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases and the Infectious Diseases Society of America have issued a new chapter of their hep...


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