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20 Years of Blood Safety

Shawn Decker on the 2014 National Hemophilia Foundation annual meeting.

Our Very Own Superhero

At just 6 years old, Zachary is dealing with hep C stigma and the letdown of failed treatment. Join Kim Bossley in raising awareness about his fight.

Tips For
Eating Out

How do you eat healthy for hepatitis C when you have no choice but drive-thru fast food? Karen Hoyt has some tips.

New Drugs, Bad Journalism

Lucinda K. Porter is feeling a bit defensive about new hep C treatments, which recently made headlines in a disparaging way.

No More Riba or Interferon!

Connie Welch overviews yet another new generation of hep C drugs, which are expected to hit the market by 2014.

Old Wounds

Joe Burke talks about the bullying he experienced for having hemophilia, hep C and HIV throughout childhood — and how his faith overcame it.

Sov-Ledipasvir Better for Livers

In a recent trial, those who took the combo had a 43-60% reduced rate of cirrhosis, liver cancer and transplant when compared to patients on older therapies.

Re-testing for Hepatitis C

For people living with HIV, follow-up hep C screenings are relatively uncommon, despite an increased risk of infection.

Choose the Right Doctor

Considering treatment for hepatitis C? Here’s a guide to finding the right clinician.

Your Hep C Genotype Matters

New studies show higher cirrhosis and liver cancer risks for geno 3’s.

Coinfected? Check Out ‘3D’

Abbvie’s new combo regimen shows 93-96 percent cures for patients living with both hep C and HIV in recent trials.

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 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.

Real World Adherence

A new CVS study reveals more than 8% of hep C patients taking Sovaldi aren’t keeping up with treatment.

Prices Keep Going Up

Experts say the upcoming sofosbuvir/ledipasvir combo pill will probably be even more expensive than existing Sovaldi treatments.

People at Risk

Viral hepatitis among the world’s native populations is hugely prevalent, incredibly understudied and vastly unaddressed.

Youth at Risk

Hep C, heroin and the prescription painkiller epidemics are all peaking among Americans under 30. Here’s how they’re connected, and how to stop them.

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Community support
“Just looking for anyone else out there who developed non-hodgkins lymphoma while waiting for treatment. I had read in a few studies that having hep c increases your chances of developing lymphoma by like 35-40  percent. My 2 gastro docs believe this is true; however; my oncologist refuses to admit this was the cause of my cancer. Does anyone have any experience with this?”
Tammra’s “Lympoma link to hep C”

“I was born in 1948, healthy until a transfusion in 1975 which infected me with several pathogens, none of which I found out about until 2001 to present. In July of 2014 I tested "reactive" on anti-HCV antibodies. My General GP thinks I'm one of the young females who successfully cleared the virus, and thinks I  am "cured"  because of my neg PCR. What's the wisdom on this site?”
bp9191’s “Anti HCV positive RNA RCR negative-technical HCV antibody questions”

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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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