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

Hepatitis C Awareness/Activism

New NYS Law to Improve Infection Control

A new law is aimed at preventing the Hepatitis C transmission that occurred in Dr. Harvey Finkelstein's office. In New York, more stringent accreditation and reporting guidelines are now required by certain medical practices to enforce good infection control practices.

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Breaking the Hepatitis C Social Stigma

More people are currently living with Hepatitis C than any other chronic blood-borne infectious disease. Many patients still suffer with the associated stigma in many social circles. Discover two ways to reduce this unfortunate perception of a Hepatitis C diagnosis. Your efforts can help make the changes required.

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Events to Raise National Hepatitis B Awareness

As part of Hepatitis Awareness Month, events are being planned in four major cities to offer disease management education, especially for Asian Americans, a demographic with high rates of Hepatitis B infection. Learn what cities are hosting this public health awareness initiative as well as how education can help remove the stigma associated with the disease.

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Hepatitis C Remains Major Health Threat

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), vaccination programs for Hepatitis A and B have helped decrease the rate for new acute hepatitis infections. Despite this good news, the American Liver Foundation (ALF) points out that chronic Hepatitis C infection rates have not followed suit and are actually increasing. Learn what is causing the concern behind the ALF's response, and how the cost of treating Hepatitis C impacts our health care system.

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At Risk: Veterans Test Positive for Hepatitis C

More than 60% of people who die as a result of the Hepatitis C virus (HCV) have served in our country's military. A recent study conducted by the Veterans Health Administration determined the infection rate for veterans living with HCV is five times greater than the general population. Learn why veterans are an at-risk group for carrying HCV and the value of being tested immediately.

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A Pending Healthcare Crisis: HCV in U.S. Prisons

The rampant spread of Hepatitis C in this country's penal system will not remain confined to those imprisoned. Ninety percent of the nation's incarcerated will be released back into the community, representing a healthcare crisis that cannot be ignored. This article highlights the importance of prevention and control efforts of at-risk populations, regardless of whether they are behind bars or right next door.

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