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A new policy will test for hepatitis C and administer treatment regardless of stage of infection.
People treated with direct-acting antivirals had a lower risk for liver failure and liver cancer as well as much lower mortality.
Greater political will and financial support for national programs are needed to eliminate viral hepatitis.
The three-drug combination cured most people who had experienced previous treatment failure.
ReLink programs treated 19% of people who were brought back into HCV care after being lost to follow-up.
More than 40% of the 2.4 million Americans with hepatitis C don’t know they’re infected.
Current guidelines recommend antiviral treatment regardless of alcohol use.
Two thirds of people who currently use drugs completed treatment, and most of those were cured.
People who achieved SVR two or more years ago were less likely to develop hepatocellular carcinoma than those cured more recently.
People who recently used drugs were more likely to get HCV again after successful treatment.
Study findings suggest HCV-RNA-positive kidneys are not inferior in the direct-acting antiviral era.
Patients allegedly failed to meet health care standards for those incarcerated with hepatitis C.
People with hepatocellular carcinoma had improved survival after the advent of direct-acting antiviral therapy.
Eliminating the hurdle of abstinence is a big win for people in Alabama with substance use disorders and their health
However, people with liver cirrhosis remain at risk and should continue screening even after being cured.
Arizona joins 15 states in streamlining access to lifesaving treatment
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