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The VA has cured HCV in nearly 100,000 veterans, which will dramatically reduce the development of advanced liver disease and liver cancer.
Living with hepatitis C is risky.Untreated hep C increases risk of cirrhosis, liver cancer, and early death from all causes.
In fact, antiviral drugs account for nearly 14 percent of total drug costs in the program.
Direct-acting antivirals lower the risk of cardiovascular disease to a greater extent than interferon-based regimens.
Highlights some of the latest hepatitis C and liver disease research.
Find out if you are at risk for liver cancer even if your hepatitis C treatment was successful and you are virus-free.
A look at hepatitis C treatment and pregnancy-related issues.
A recent study found that transplanting such kidneys and then treating the recipient for hep C worked well.
Those with greater fibrosis before treating hep C see the greatest benefit.
Jackie Johnson was diagnosed with hepatitis C in 2010. But in 2015, he took advantage of the latest hep C treatments and was soon cured.
This is according to an analysis of a large group of veterans.
Devon Nicholson’s hep C diagnosis affected his pro wrestling career. But today, he is cured and back in the ring.
This is according to an analysis of nearly 5,000 Italians recently treated for the virus.
New hepatitis C direct-acting antivirals are very effective, and a detectable viral load before the final test isn’t always cause for alarm.
A recent study analyzed health outcomes among those with decompensated cirrhosis treated with Sovaldi-based regimens.
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