Tag Archives: HCV

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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Hepatitis (HCV) extrahepatic manifestation: Non-Hodgkin lymphoma

Those paying attention to HCV infections know that the virus is a leading cause of  hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC).  Less well known, is that HCV can cause another cancer:  B-cell Non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) (Pubmed -Link) (Pubmed-vet study 2007). My old Marine … Continue reading

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FORT FUMBLE ARKANSAS–DRIVIN’ THAT TRAIN…HIGH ON NO BRAINS

Lord almighty. I have seen some screwed up stuff in my day but I cannot for the life of me figure out what they put in the water cooler at the No.Little Rock Veterans Service Center. By now, it’s like … Continue reading

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FT. PEA GRAVEL, ARKANSAS–OZARK MOUNTAIN DAREDEVILS

As all of you Coronaphobiacs know, April Fool’s is my Birthday. And that being the case, life would not be worth a hoot if I didn’t gig some poor soul somewhere in the world. Somebody must pay for this crime. … Continue reading

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VBA350 FT. FUMBLE ARKANSAS–BAD MOON ON THE RISE

Ever believe in Santa Claus and the Tooth Faery? Shoot. Of course you did. Towards the end, you really struggled to believe even though everything pointed to a litany of lies. How come Santa’s signature looked just like Mommy’s? How … Continue reading

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SAMUEL BAILEY–THE LAST DETAIL

A year or more ago, Sam apprised me of the fact that his hepatocellular carcinoma (liver cancer) had returned post surgery. Even worse, when they went back in to take another look under the hood, it had metastasized all over. … Continue reading

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FRIDAY THE 13TH–WHAT ELSE COULD POSSIBLY HAPPEN?

Time for a squirt of asknod humor on the squeaky, cranky soul. So far today I have had no calamities. Pickles, Widget and I all went to the Post office to launch some more VA torpedos. I finally figured out … 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-LONG NIGHTS, IMPOSSIBLE ODDS, KEEPING MY EYE TO THE KEYHOLE

Happy Labor Day weekend, campers. Here’s a lovely tale of the impossible. My friend Steve tasked me with my biggest challenge yet in VA claims. Image a triple whammy- no Service Treatment Records, no IMO and a free admission that … Continue reading

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VA SUPPLEMENTAL LANE–BEEN THROUGH THE DESERT ON A HORSE WITH NO NAME

Thank you Smoke. I needed a good tag line. A lot of us suffered for years in the era of Non A, Non B Hepatitis before they isolated it and gave it a real name. And, much like finally giving … Continue reading

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