HCV hospitalizations increasing among baby boomers, men, drug users
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HCV hospitalizations increasing among baby boomers, men, drug users

Hospitalization for hepatitis C increased significantly between 2005 and 2014, especially among baby boomers, men, African-American and Hispanic patients, and patients with mental health and substance abuse disorders, according to data from a Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project statistical brief. “Baby boomers are aging and I think that’s where we’re seeing the greatest increase in...

May 14, 2018May 14, 2018by
“Find the Missing Millions” on World Hepatitis Day
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“Find the Missing Millions” on World Hepatitis Day

Today, the World Hepatitis Alliance (WHA) launched this year’s World Hepatitis Day campaign entitled “Find the Missing Millions”. Under the theme of “Eliminate Hepatitis”, this year’s campaign focuses on the importance of screening and linkage to care and calls on all individuals and organisations to take action to find the 300 million people living with...

May 14, 2018May 14, 2018by
Announcing HepVu – A Hepatitis C Surveillance Tool
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Announcing HepVu – A Hepatitis C Surveillance Tool

Today, we are proud to announce the launch of HepVu.org, a new interactive website that visualizes the first standardized state-level estimates of Hepatitis C prevalence across the United States. HepVu’s development was guided by a group of viral hepatitis experts, and the website is presented by the Rollins Schools of Public Health at Emory University...

May 14, 2018May 14, 2018by
Hep Vu: Hepatitis C Infographics
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Hep Vu: Hepatitis C Infographics

The CDC estimates that there are more than 3.9 million individuals in the U.S. living with past or current Hepatitis C infection, and approximately 17,000 new Hepatitis C infections occur each year. Share these infographics on your social networks to keep your community informed about Hepatitis C.

May 14, 2018May 14, 2018by
There’s a Cure for Hepatitis C. Why Are So Many People Still Dying from It?
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There’s a Cure for Hepatitis C. Why Are So Many People Still Dying from It?

Between 2.7 million and 3.9 million Americans have hepatitis C, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The virus can remain dormant for years, and by the time symptoms arise, the organs may already be damaged. Except for flu, hepatitis C takes more lives than all other CDC-tracked infectious diseases combined —...

May 13, 2018May 16, 2018by
The Faces of Liver Disease
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The Faces of Liver Disease

Find a story of hope from people who have lived with liver disease, who are caring for people with liver disease or are treating people with liver disease. Browse our library of stories or select from this menu to read about stories associated with a specific liver disease. The Faces of Liver Disease

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