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Kentucky has the highest rate of hepatitis C, a liver disease. Treatment is very effective, but it’s also expensive.
One in five deaths among low-income adults with advanced fibrosis could be averted if they had access to adequate food.
A companion study will look at liver biopsy results to confirm these findings from noninvasive tests.
However, some 10% experienced liver decompensation even after antiviral therapy.
When I need solace or solitude, I think of the arms of a tree where, as a child, I found safety in the shade of its large leaves.
People who received treatment had a lower composite risk of cirrhosis, liver cancer and death.
People with NAFLD have an elevated risk of cancer, largely due to high liver cancer incidence.
A wide variety of research studies show there are benefits of coffee consumption for hepatitis C and liver disease.
Among people treated for hepatitis C, diabetes and chronic kidney disease were both linked to a higher risk of cardiovascular death.
Weight-loss surgery especially reduced obesity-related cancers in people with liver cirrhosis.
There are a variety of hepatitis C treatments offered for all genotypes, with various stages of liver damage.
People with both obesity and liver steatosis were at greater risk for hospitalization with COVID-19.
Many with hep C or another liver disease have questions about what the side effects of COVID vaccines might be.
Increased HCV testing and treatment for both HIV-positive and HIV-negative gay and bi men could help eliminate hep C.
Current screening guidelines may shortchange Black individuals.
People living with both viruses remain at risk for hepatocellular carcinoma despite antiviral therapy.
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