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In the U.S., liver transplants due to alcoholic hepatitis tripled during the COVID-19 pandemic. Other findings show a similar trend.
Alcoholism-related liver disease was a growing problem even before COVID-19, but the pandemic has dramatically added to the toll.
People with an opioid use disorder, in particular, had a tenfold higher risk of being diagnosed with COVID-19.
Problematic use of alcohol is likely far more common among HIV-positive people than in the general population.
I learned a lot about liver disease after his liver failed in 1980, never dreaming I would have cirrhosis later and need this knowledge.
Experts recommend that people with hep C abstain from alcohol use, or at least cut down as much as possible.
I thought that our family was normal, since it was all I knew.
This includes people who use drugs, those with psychiatric disorders and those with a history of alcohol use.
Alert comes after 63 reports of such outcomes, largely in people who should not have received Mavyret, Zepatier or Vosevi.
Researchers analyzed the association between heavy drinking and immune function in those with untreated HIV.
The first national study of opioid use disorder recovery found that staying off such drugs often requires great effort and various services.
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