Category Archives: HCV Health

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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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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Virologist explains: jet-injectors and needles spread HCV

I posted this TEDMED talk by Nathan Wolfe on ASKNOD in 2013. Dr. Wolfe provides an overview of how epidemiologists look at historical events and conditions to understand pandemics and epidemics.  His slides and talk were not aligned and he … Continue reading

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VIP Twitter chat on liver cancer next week

Anyone who tweets may want to get a few in at this online event.  Attendees include lots of VIPs…but no VVA or other vet groups. Know Hepatitis: Reduce Liver Cancer Risk and Join a Liver Cancer Awareness Twitter Chat Tuesday, … Continue reading

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We need to talk about multi-dose vials

Then and now There seems to have been no consideration for infection control with regard to the use of multi-dose vials in the military in previous decades. Hence the massive outbreak of blood-borne pathogen infections we see in our veteran … Continue reading

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BVA–JETGUNS OR NOSE CANDY?

We often go down this drug road trying to prove our HCV was caused by the jetguns. VA is often just as adamant that it is drug-related. The decision here at least puts both risk factors on an equal footing … Continue reading

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BUBBA GUMP’S SHRIMP–MONTERREY

What could be more appropriate than to have dinner at one of the most famous restaurants relating to the boundary dispute in Vietnam? Day one of the Gilead Sciences begins this morning. I feel honored to be here with Randy. … Continue reading

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JETGUNS–WE’RE ON A MISSION FROM GOD

Cupcake has graciously offered to drive me to San Francisco for the Gilead Sciences Conference. We’re taking Silvia’s jetguns (plural) to Foster City. I have been invited as fellow HCVet Randy Nesbitt’s guest. Finding air travel less than desirable in late … Continue reading

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All VA-enrolled veterans needing HCV antivirals may get them now

What a crazy, crazy summer:  nutty politics, all-manner of leaks, evil violence, zika and more. Time to think about HCV again, a topic and problem that now seems easier to deal with despite all the misinformation/avoidance/denial that the government puts … Continue reading

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BVA–KEEP YOUR EYE ON THE BALL

As in baseball, adjudicating claims at the VA or the BVA requires constant attention and a myopic focus. Far too often, Veterans Advocates find themselves fighting a battle for (or against) an extraneous subject far from what was claimed. Here, Attorney Barbara … Continue reading

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