September 27, 2018.Reading time 4 minutes.
In the U.S., hepatitis C virus (HCV) causes approximately 20,000 or more deaths a year and the rate of new HCV infections is increasing, fueled largely by the nation’s opioid epidemic. Since 2012, deaths from HCV have exceeded those from all other nationally reportable conditions combined, including HIV and tuberculosis. For these reasons, the U.S. […]
December 21, 2015.Reading time 10 minutes.
UPDATED 5/18/17: Most people with chronic hepatitis don’t know they are infected. Getting tested before symptoms develop can prevent chronic liver disease, like cirrohosis, liver failure, and cancer. CDC guidelines recommend Hep C testing for all people born between 1945 and 1965. There are now more types of Hep C medications, and access to treatment […]