Category Archives: HCV Epidemiology

No hygiene for the recruit masses

Silvia’s jetgun photos, quotes from HCVets Tricia Lupole and in an excellent article by Paul Harashim,  Jet guns should be a recognized risk factor for hepatitis C, (Las Vegas  Review Journal, 2/25/17) will be appreciated by NOD readers (Link).  He … Continue reading

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Dear Vietnam Veterans, We can explain…

No Congress, CDC, VA, DoD, FDA you can’t explain away your decisions to keep veterans in the dark about how they might have acquired HCV during their military service.  No VBA judges, you can’t hide behind your rule books either … Continue reading

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Jet-injector transmitted hepatitis: proof of concept and quick evidence print-out

  In 2004, top viral hepatitis CDC researcher, Miriam Alter, MD, gave a presentation to the FDA and referenced the 1984-85 HBV outbreak via transmission by jet injectors. Dr. Cecil’s website (Link) also links to the 1990 abstract, An outbreak of hepatitis B … Continue reading

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An early special gift

Santa’s remarkable helpers left a special Christmas gift this year.  It came in a big heavy box. I admit to coveting my own Ped-O-Jet after seeing pictures of them online here. Now I have one.  I have a few plans … Continue reading

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HCVETS.COM-WELL, WE’RE MOVIN’ ON UP.

Veterans Law Judge Anthony C. Sciré acknowledges the HCVets.com site and the misuse of jetguns in this latest BVA decision. We have finally arrived, folks. Here is the definitive jetgun win and a tool to use in the construction of … Continue reading

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MILESTONES-HCVET ROBERT LYNN DAVIS

Those of you who were the earliest HCVets knew Rob on the old Delphi website for HCVets as Rob1956. That’s where I met him. I had just won my own VA claim and wanted to share and help others attain … Continue reading

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History of hepatitis? Long-term sustained virologic response (SVR) but…

still not eligible to donate blood…because why?  Research suggests that relapse is very rare so why does the American Red Cross  (link) reject potential blood donors who have ever had HCV?   They write (updated: 08/03/2016): Hepatitis caused by Hepatitis … Continue reading

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