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The latest research & treatment news about Hepatitis C infection, diagnosis, symptoms and treatments.

Research & Treatment News

Has a Vaccine for Hepatitis C Arrived?

Hold Onto Your Hats: Has a Vaccine for Hepatitis C Arrived?

Nov 25, 2014

Learn more about the development of this Hepatitis C vaccine, and who the efficacy of the vaccine is being tested on in two sites in the USA.

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A Win for Liver Transplant Patients with Hepatitis C

Nov 25, 2014

AbbVie’s Hepatitis C drug recently cured 97% patients in a transplant study.

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Second All-Oral Hep C Treatment Available: Less Expensive

Nov 13, 2014

Olysio has been approved, in combination with Sovaldi, for the treatment of Hepatitis C. It is approximately $30,000 less than Harvoni (both of which consist of 12 weeks of therapy).

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Harvoni Is Here

Harvoni Is Here: The Once-a-Day, Single Hep C Pill

Nov 12, 2014

Interferon-free and ribavirin-free treatment has finally arrived, but someone has to pay for this miracle Hepatitis C pill.

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A New Hepatitis C Treatment: No Interferon or Ribavirin!

A New Hepatitis C Treatment: No Interferon or Ribavirin Required!

Oct 27, 2014

The side effects of interferon and ribavirin therapies for the treatment of Hepatitis C can be monstrous: nausea, fatigue, insomnia, diarrhea, depression and itchy skin. Learn about a new treatment – Harvoni –that does not require the use of interferon or ribavirin.

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How Can Chronic Pain Lead to Hepatitis C?

How Can Chronic Pain Lead to Hepatitis C?

Oct 27, 2014

A surge of new Hepatitis C infections is the ultimate result of ordinary people trying to relieve chronic pain.

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Dropout Rate for Taking Sovaldi: 400% Higher Than Observed in Clinical Trials

Oct 7, 2014

Learn about the financial impact for Hep C patients who are failing to complete their full, 12-week course of drug therapy with Sovaldi.

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The Affordability of Sovaldi

The Affordability of Sovaldi

Oct 1, 2014

Many factors – including the country you live in – influence who will be able to pay for the top Hepatitis C medication.

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Similar, But Different – Hepatitis C Co-Infection and Superinfection

Sep 16, 2014

Dependent on the factor of time, simultaneously having more than one hepatitis infection might accelerate liver disease or it could help scientists develop a Hepatitis C vaccine.

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Say it Ain’t So…New Hep C Drug to Surpass $84,000

Sep 15, 2014

The new drug from Gilead could reach upwards of $95,000 – $100,000; but learn why Gilead expects savings for some patients in its pricing scheme.

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  • Frequently Asked Questions

    Some of our most commonly asked questions and our answers to them.

  • Hepatitis News

    Tthe latest news on hepatitis treatments, clinical trials, social issues and important breakthroughs.

  • What Is Hepatitis C?

    Learn about the Hepatitis C Virus (HCV).

  • Hepatitis C Symptoms

    You'll find links to a comprehensive symptoms list, as well as various studies and discussions about Hepatitis C symptoms.

  • Hepatitis C Transmission

    Information about the transmission of Hepatitis C.

  • Hepatitis C Genotypes

  • Learn about Hepatitis C Genotypes and their variants.

  • HCV Viral Load

    Provides detailed information on how to analyze and interpret viral load numbers as well as a link to a convenient Viral Load Chart.

  • Liver Enzymes

    Learn about the importance of testing liver enzyme levels and causes of abnormal levels.

  • Lab Tests

    What they are and what they mean. Helps you interpret & understand all the various hepatitis lab tests likely to be encountered.

  • Hepatitis During Pregnancy

    Learn how hepatitis infection may affect the pregnant mother and baby.

  • Hepatitis C Conventional Treatment

    Learn about the conventional medical treatments used to fight Hepatitis C.

  • Hepatitis C Medicines

    Numerous links to studies, info sheets, FAQs, and analysis of Ribavirin/Rebetron medicines.

  • Hepatitis C Alternative Therapies

    Alternative methods of treatment due to side effects and dissatisfication with current medical treatments.

  • Hepatitis C Natural Remedies

    A number of herbal products useful in the management of liver disease.

  • Top 5 Liver Supplements

    Provides information regarding the best known liver supporting supplements.

  • Top 5 Milk Thistles

    Provides information regarding the best known milk thistle supplements.

  • HCV Diet

    A basic diet for those with Hepatitis C.

  • Hepatitis C Survivor Stories

    Survivor stories that have been shared to benefit others with Hepatitis C.

  • Cirrhosis

    Many discussions and analyses of cirrhosis, including causes, complications, pathology, symptoms, and much more.

  • Hepatitis C Doctors

    A state-by-state and worldwide reference listing physicians who treat HCV, including an email link to submit your physician for inclusion.

  • Hepatitis C Community External link

    A Bulletin Board for discussions on hepatitis, treatments, etc.

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