Week Ending March 22, 2021

What to Know About Sexual Health with Hep C
“Hepatitis C is a chronic viral infection that causes liver inflammation. Although some cases are acute, more than half become chronic. If left untreated, chronic hepatitis can cause complications such as liver damage, liver scarring, and liver cancer.”

How’s New York State Doing in Its Efforts to Eliminate Hepatitis C?
“In March 2018, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo committed to tackle the hepatitis C epidemic. Soon after, the state became the first to launch an official plan to end hepatitis C virus (HCV). Cuomo appointed a state Hepatitis C Elimination Task Force and earmarked $5 million annually to the cause.”

Financial Health Spotlight: Managing Your Hepatitis C Expenses
“Hepatitis C is a viral infection that attacks the liver. It leads to inflammation and can cause complications like cirrhosis, liver damage, and liver cancer. Treatment for hepatitis C can reduce your viral load and help the virus get to an undetectable level. At this point, you’re considered cured. While it’s possible to cure the infection, hepatitis C treatment comes at a price. It lasts from 8 to 12 weeks and can costs thousands of dollars.”

Hepatitis B: What people can learn from donkeys
“The discovery of a previously unknown hepatitis B virus in donkeys and zebras opens up new opportunities for understanding the course of the disease.”