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Spring 2019

Spring 2019

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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Profile

Matt Heskett Hep C Opioid addiction

Hoosier Strong

Indianapolis native Matt Heskett beat both opioid addiction and hep C. Now he’s paying his good fortune forward with activism and education.

From The Editor

Oriol R. Gutierrez

Strong Enough

Matt Heskett discusses his journey with hepatitis C for the first time with the press.

News

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Treating Youth Living With Hep C

Doctors are finding ways to diagnose and treat this difficult-to-reach demographic.

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Screening Drug Users for Hep C

Health care facilities serving people who use drugs are well-positioned to initiate hepatitis C testing. But they don’t.

Hep A Cases Tripled in 2018

Hepatitis A outbreaks reveal that America’s public health system is failing.

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The Quest for a Hep B Cure

The liver virus affects as many as one in four people worldwide.

Treatment News

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Hep C Treatment Is Heart Healthy

Direct-acting antivirals lower the risk of cardiovascular disease to a greater extent than interferon-based regimens.

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2.4 Million Americans Have Hep C

A CDC study highlights both the progress made in the fight against hep C and the work that still must be done.

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Don’t Bar People Who Inject Drugs From Hep C Meds

A new meta-analysis finds this population has a high success rate on hepatitis C therapy.

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Opioid Crisis Raises Need for Youth Hep C Tests

Researchers analyzed data on more than a quarter of a million teens and young adults attending federally qualified health centers.

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