Search Results for: Hepatitis C

2020 Nobel Prize for the discovery of Hepatitis C virus

The 2020 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine has been awarded. “This year’s Nobel Prize is awarded to three scientists who have made a decisive contribution to the fight against blood-borne hepatitis, a major global health problem that causes cirrhosis … Continue reading

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Hepatitis C Market Report (Issue 1) from the Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI)

“We are in a new era of HCV control and optimism abounds.” Harvey J. Alter,  2019 Lecture remarks  Dr. Alter refers to the non-toxic Direct-Acting Antiviral (DAA) medications which have “unprecedented efficacy” cure rates of 95% to 100% (all genotypes) … Continue reading

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Before and After: Hepatitis C screening

My, my, my–what a difference a few years and the new direct-acting antiviral (DAA) make in influencing public health policy.  In 2013, the U. S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) HCV  recommended one-free screening for Woodstock-loving Baby Boomers born between … Continue reading

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BVA–ACUTE VERSUS CHRONIC HEPATITIS C

The lengths the VA will go to in order to deny a claim are impressive. Sometimes they resort to inundating you in extraneous facts that have absolutely no bearing on the decision. The further afield you go in an effort … Continue reading

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BVA– PTSD EQUALS HEPATITIS C

We are finally getting traction on this after twenty years of filing it under willful misconduct. Considering VA takes it upon themselves to make this determination, legally they are precluded from it. A UCMJ court or nonjudicial punishment while you … Continue reading

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HEPATITIS C VACCINE?

Amazing progress in eradicating this virus as well as preventing it via a vaccine.

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Minot Hepatitis C outbreak count now at 44

Minot is a very small city of only about 43,000 people with perhaps another 30,000 in the area.  The best local article I’ve found by Jill Hambek provides this information: This investigation was conducted with assistance from the Centers for … Continue reading

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“Veterans Affairs Research Supports CDC Recommendation to Screen Baby Boomers for Hepatitis C”

The “Liver Meeting 2013” conference in DC ends tomorrow. The sponsor of the meeting, the American Association of the Study of Liver Diseases(AASLD), released a press release (11/3/13) on the research of Lisa Backus, M.D., Ph.d. from the VA. As … Continue reading

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Hepatitis C replication increased during pregnancy according to recent study

 An abstract of a study just published in Nature signals   that mainstream medical associations, like the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), should become proactive by screening for HCV routinely rather than by known risk-factors.  “Loss of immune escape mutations during persistent … Continue reading

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New: North Dakota updates Hepatitis C (HCV) outbreak to 28 infections

These news stories are so discouraging.  The new HCV cluster in ND may be another possible healthcare associated infection.  A Minot nursing home investigation is being studied according to one report. State Updates Info on Hepatitis C Outbreak BISMARCK, ND … Continue reading

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