Category Archives: transfusions and hepatitis

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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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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My very own Vietnam-era syringes

Inspired by Silvia’s HCV-transmissionable medical devices online shopping trips, I purchased two vintage syringes (with no needles) and they arrived today.  Below are the eBay images and my two. No CDC “one and only one” injection practices in those days. … Continue reading

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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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Over the last eight years I have read law. Lots of it. Line of Duty (LOD) determinations are one of those fuzzy areas where everyone can agree to the same thing for five minutes. Then along comes another LOD appeal … Continue reading

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NIH: Post-blood transfusions = about 5 million HCV cases in 70’s and 80’s in U.S.

I have been waiting for a numerical estimation on HCV risk factor #1, blood transfusions, and found it in the above YouTube video.  If you read a lot of HCV reports on PUBMED, you know that Dr. Harvey J. Alter is … Continue reading

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CBS news report (12/1/15): most veterans denied HCV meds

We have all read news stories about the difficulty veterans with active chronic HCV infection are having getting treated with Sovaldi at the VA. Some articles express a more reality-based report on the service-connected HCV outbreak among Vietnam veterans.   … Continue reading

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