5 keys to dramatically increasing hepatitis C screening
“When the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommended in 2013 that every baby boomer in America—adults born between 1945 and 1965—be screened for hepatitis C, it represented a mammoth challenge to physicians and health care organizations.”

Chelsea Clinton Weighs in on Viral Hepatitis Elimination Goal
“Eliminating viral hepatitis by 2030 requires support and funding from organizations large and small.”

PhD Graduates Have Questions – and Answers
“Research is critical to healthcare, from improving treatments to finding causes, and CU Pharmacy’s PhD graduates are up for the challenge.”

High correlation of hepatic shear wave velocity with esophageal varices complication rate in patients with chronic liver diseases
“Histological evaluation by liver biopsy is considered the gold standard for assessing liver disease; however, it is highly invasive. Non-invasive liver stiffness measurement by shear wave elastography (SWE) is effective for evaluating the hepatic fibrosis stage and related diseases. In this study, we investigated the correlations of liver stiffness with hepatic inflammation/fibrosis, functional hepatic reserve, and related diseases in patients with chronic liver disease (CLD).”

These Founders Provide Underserved Communities Free At-Home Testing For Sexually Transmitted Diseases Through HealthyMD
“Co-founders Clifford W. Knights II and Steve Vixamar have launched various ventures in the health space, but now they have something else up their sleeves. With several IMG Health Clinic storefronts already under their belt, the two expanded their efforts with sexual Telehealth platform HealthyMD.”

Hepatitis C Virus Disproportionately Affects Immigrants, Study Finds
“Rates of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection were 10% higher among immigrants in Canada than nonimmigrants, with refugees accounting for 30% of all diagnoses, according to a recent study that could help develop targeted screening for the disease.”

7 Dangers of Not Treating Hepatitis C
“This infectious disease has few symptoms at first. But ignoring it can lead to real trouble.”

Experts tackle misunderstandings about Hep C treatment
“In 2016, Maia Hughes decided to begin recovery after 13 years of substance abuse. But it wasn’t only substance use disorder she needed to address. She had also tested positive for hepatitis C, a virus that spreads through blood.”

Collaborative Integrative Care Helps Improve the Cascade of HCV Treatment Among Marginalized Populations
“Implementing a collaborative care hepatitis C virus (HCV) program aimed at targeting marginalized populations, including those imprisoned and patients with HIV, has had a big impact toward improving the cascade of care for patients with HCV.”

New report finds high numbers of Philadelphians are living with hepatitis C and hepatitis B
“1 in 20 Philly residents have reported testing positive for hepatitis B and hepatitis C, but the actual numbers may be even higher, since many cases go undetected.”

Maine has nation’s highest rate of hepatitis C, 2nd-highest rate of hepatitis B
“Maine had the highest rate of new hepatitis C cases and the second-highest rate of hepatitis B cases in 2020, according to data released by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Cases of hepatitis C in Maine increased dramatically from 3.2 per 100,000 people in 2019 to 11.9 per 100,000 people in 2020, the most recent year for which data is available. The national rate was 1.5 cases per 100,000 people in 2020.”

State is investigating potential exposure to hepatitis, HIV at Coalinga State Hospital
“Questions surround an investigation into potential exposure to hepatitis C and HIV at Coalinga State Hospital, a state-run psychiatric hospital in Central California. Documents shared with KVPR suggest the exposures originated in the hospital’s pain management clinic.”


Hepatitis C Is Curable — So Why Is It Still So Stigmatized?
“When Devin was first diagnosed with Hepatitis C, she was in a state of shock. “It was one of those things that no one had really educated me about, [because] nobody ever talked about it,” she says.”