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Hepatitis C-related deaths and sexually transmitted infections are on the rise

Australia is experiencing a surge of sexually transmitted infections including gonorrhoea and syphilis, and a dramatic rise in hepatitis C-related deaths, according ...

Report reveals dangerous gap in understanding of hepatitis C transmission

A wide-ranging report by UNSW’s Centre for Social Research in Health shows hepatitis C knowledge in young people and gay men is ...

World first prison-based hepatitis C treatment – just one tablet a day

UNSW will lead a world-first study to evaluate the effectiveness of a one tablet per day hepatitis C treatment as a means of preventing the spread of the virus in prisons. ... Full story

Commentary: Public Health Initiatives Needed to Combat Hepatitis C

The United States could eradicate the hepatitis C virus, but significant strides in public health have to be taken to achieve that goal, say researchers at Weill Cornell Medical College and National Development and Research Institutes. ... Full story

Researchers report breakthrough in hepatitis C treatment

SAN ANTONIO ― Researchers from The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, the Texas Liver Institute and other institutions have identified a combination of pills that cures 9 of 10 hepatitis C patients. ... Full story

Study predicts hepatitis C will become a rare disease in 22 years

Computer simulation forecasts favorable trends in eradicating hepatitis C ... Full story

Screening and Drug Therapy Predicted to Make Hepatitis C a Rare Disease

PITTSBURGH – Newly implemented screening guidelines and improved, highly effective drug therapies could make hepatitis C a rare disease in the United States by 2036, according to the results of a predictive model developed at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health. ... Full story

Model of viral lifecycle could help in finding a cure for hepatitis B

New technique sustains virus in liver cells, allowing study of immune response and drug treatments. ... Full story

UBC develops test to ensure effectiveness of new hep C drug

Associate Professor Richard Harrigan leads effort to screen for drug-resistant form of the disease ... Full story

UNC researchers discover how Hepatitis C virus persists for years

Hepatitis C virus (HCV) lingers in the human body for years, slowly damaging the liver and leading to liver diseases such as hepatitis, cirrhosis and liver cancer, which is often fatal. Research conducted at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has discovered a mechanism that facilitates the virus achieving this life-long persistence. Chronic HCV infection is the leading cause of liver cancer in the United States. ... Full story

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