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At Risk: Veterans Test Positive for Hepatitis C

Mar 23, 2007

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

Mar 19, 2007

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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Body Shop Founder Living with Hepatitis C

Feb 21, 2007

As anyone familiar with the virus knows, Hepatitis C does not discriminate. A highly successful British businesswoman and founder of The Body Shop, has publicly announced that she is living with HCV, which has progressed to cirrhosis of the liver. She has made her health concerns public as a "whistleblower" so Hepatitis C would be taken more seriously as a public health challenge, and would get the attention and resources it needs.

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Rally for Hepatitis Awareness

Mar 28, 2006

The Hepatitis C Movement for Awareness (HMA) is once again planning a march in Washington DC to promote the need for an awareness campaign. See how you can take part even if you cannot join the march to the White House.

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HCV and Bewitched

Jun 3, 2005

We have a long way to go before HCV gets the kind of acknowledgement as other infectious diseases. Part of the reason there is so much misunderstanding is that people are hesitant to speak out. No one really wants to be the poster child. Yet. To get more funding and acknowledgement from the government you can go to hepatitisactivist.org and automatically send a message to your representatives in congress. Given this kind of story, it seems like the least you can do.

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