Hep Winter 2017 - Special Issue

Hep Winter 2017 - 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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Gloria Searson

Positive Empowerment

Building a coalition of advocates, Gloria Searson uses a holistic approach to change the way people think about hepatitis C.

From The Editor

Oriol R. Gutierrez

Get Together

Twenty years ago, Gloria Searson found out that she was living with hepatitis C virus (HCV).


Improving Long-Term Quality of Life

People who beat hepatitis C virus (HCV) see their health-related quality of life (HRQL) improve—and not just in the short term.

Expanding Liver Transplant Choices

Restricting transplantation of livers from certain individuals living with hepatitis C virus (HCV) may be an overly cautious move.

Hep C Screening Laws Are Effective

State laws that mandate health care providers to offer hepatitis C virus (HCV) testing can help significantly increase screening rates.

How to End the U.S. Opioid Crisis

Thomas Frieden, MD, former director of the CDC), has offered a series of recommendations for ending the U.S. opioid crisis.

Treatment News

Beating Hep C Improves Diabetic Outcomes

People with type 2 diabetes and hepatitis C virus (HCV) who cure the virus tend to improve their blood sugar levels.

Adapting Risky Behaviors Is Vital

Among people with HCV, unhealthy behaviors such as smoking contribute as much to their higher risk of death as the virus itself.

Supporting Supervised Injection Sites

A new report says that the U.S. stands to benefit from supervised injection facilities.

Hepatitis C May Hasten Menopause, Lower Fertility

Hepatitis C virus (HCV) may compromise women’s reproductive capacity. Earlier treatment of the virus may help mitigate such related risks.


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