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Can Hep C Be Eradicated?

A roadmap by researchers at the Weill Cornell Medical College and the National Development and Research Institutes.



Get Help Paying for
Hep C Meds

This week’s Hep Lesson shows you how to use patient assistance and co-pay programs to save money on hep C treatment.



The Race
Is On!

Patients who are waiting for new antiviral therapies take note: hepatitis C treatment is changing quickly, says RN Lucinda K. Porter.



Dental Work and Hep C

Living with HCV and its treatment can take a toll on your teeth and gums, but Karen Hoyt has 5 tips to help keep you smiling.



Our Top 10 Side Effect Tips

From mile markers to treatment journals, here’s Connie M. Welch’s best advice for getting through hep C treatment.



Mind is Cloudy, Focus is Foggy

Kim Bossley tackles one of the most sensitive and misunderstood parts of liver disease: mental decline.


Ingenuity Can Make It Happen

Mike Reitz of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana on sustainable hepatitis drug pricing.



Liver Tests for Treatment?

Should we use fibrosis tests to determine who gets new hep C drugs or go with a treat-all strategy? Let’s compare the costs.



Sexual Transmission is Possible

HIV-negative gay men are at risk for acquiring hepatitis C sexually. Add an HCV test to your sexual health screening.



What’s Your Cancer Risk?

Did you know that race/ethnicity can seriously affect cirrhosis and HCC risks among people living with hep C?



Hep C & IDUs

Handing out sterile needles and amping up opioid substitution therapy can make a huge difference in curbing the HCV epidemic.



Faster, Easier Hep C Cures

Say goodbye to months of painful drug injections, side effects and failed cure attempts. New drugs are 90% to 100% effective and work in just 12 weeks!


Current Issue

In the current issue, hep C advocate Lucinda Porter on how she overcame hepatitis C and ended up helping others fight it, too.



Left Out of
Hep C Care

Under the government’s cost control policies, many HIV doctors are effectively excluded from prescribing hep C treatment to their coinfected patients.



We Want
Equal Access

More than 700 hep C advocates have sent out a letter to the HHS demanding an end to Medicaid’s hep C treatment barriers.



Hep C Hot Spot

New Mexico gets $1.3 million to delve deep into the state’s growing hepatitis C epidemic.



Crowd Fund Your Cure

Here’s a cool idea: This Florida community just came together to help raise funds for a local musician’s hep C treatment.



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“I am wondering is it safe to drink after you are cured? Or should you not drink at all? Are we still at greater risk than those who have never had hep c at all even after we are cured? And does any one know of any research papers that may be out there regarding this question?”
Me123’s “Alcohol Post Hep C?”

“Doc has prescribed me Sol, Rib, and Peg. He was reluctant to prescribe Olysio and said insurance probably wouldn't cover it. So here is my question: What (if any) are the benefits of doing the triple combo as opposed to just Sol. and Rib. ? Are there certain instances where that is preferred (viral load, liver condition)? Is it easier to get insurance to pay for the "old established method"? Just trying to figure all this out.”
Mendeemoo’s “Why use Peg if S/O works?”

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This video by Dr. Joseph Galati outlines the basic facts about hepatitis C, and a call to action to get tested and evaluated for treatment. Learn more about Dr. Galati at www.texasliver.com.
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