‘Miracle’ hepatitis C drugs costing £30k per patient ‘may have no clinical effect’

‘Miracle’ hepatitis C drugs costing £30k per patient ‘may have no clinical effect’ Review concludes drugs hailed as cure for potentially fatal liver disease may clear virus from blood, but there is no evidence they prevent harm or save lives Hepatitis C is a viral infection that causes chronic liver disease and can lead to death from cirrhosis and cancer. […]

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Jamaican Scientists Are Creating Affordable Hepatitis C Drug From Cannabis

Jamaican Scientists Are Creating Affordable Hepatitis C Drug From Cannabis  Stephen Calabria 25 February, 2017 Photo credit A group of Caribbean scientists has reportedly made a major breakthrough in using cannabidiol (CBD) – an active compound in cannabis – to treat hepatitis C.   The discovery Photo credit The effort is being led by leading Jamaican cancer researcher Dr. Henry […]

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High hepatitis C prevalence seen in Amsterdam PrEP study participants

    HEPATITIS C TRANSMISSION AND PREVENTION High hepatitis C prevalence seen in Amsterdam PrEP study participants Gus Cairns Published: 06 February 2017 Jump to Background: hepatitis C prevalence in HIV-negative and HIV-positive gay men Baseline hepatitis C prevalence in the AmPrEP study Hepatitis C incidence in PrEP users Should we test PrEP seekers/users regularly for hepatitis C? Reference Researchers from […]

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Hepatitis C ‘effectively eradicated’ in haemophilia patients who were given contaminated blood

Hepatitis C ‘effectively eradicated’ in haemophilia patients who were given contaminated blood Haemophilia patients were given contaminated blood during the 1970’s and 80’s. December 2016 –  15 Comments Image: Shutterstock/wk1003mike THE INFECTIOUS DISEASE hepatitis C has been all but eradicated in people suffering from the blood condition haemophilia – who were infected when they were given contaminated blood. The announcement today […]

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Almost half of MSM with HIV/HCV co-infection have HCV in their rectal fluid

Almost half of MSM with HIV/HCV co-infection have HCV in their rectal fluid Michael Carter Published: 08 December 2016 Almost half of HIV-positive men who have sex with men (MSM) who have co-infection with hepatitis C virus (HCV) have detectable HCV in their rectal fluid, US investigators report in the online edition of Clinical Infectious Diseases. The presence and level of HCV […]

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A common virus could help fight liver cancer and hepatitis C

A common virus could help fight liver cancer and hepatitis C November 16, 2016 9.46am GMT Author Stephen Griffin Associate Professor, University of Leeds   CT scan of liver cancer. Puwadol Jaturawutthichai/Shutterstock.com Reovirus, a common virus that causes mild cases of respiratory infection, mainly in children, could be harnessed as an immunotherapy to fight primary liver cancer and hepatitis C. Viruses cause […]

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Hepatitis

Six different viruses are now known to cause hepatitis—hepatitis A, B, C, D, E and G. Hepatitis A, B and C account for almost 95% of all cases of viral hepatitis. The other strains are uncommon. For further information on heptitis viruses click on the links below. Hepatitis                          […]

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Hepatitis C – Slings, Slamming & Chem Sex

Slings, Slamming and Chem-sex   Dr Steve Taylor | Posted 10.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle   Drugs, LGBT, Sex, UK Impact, Hepatitis C, Sexually Transmitted Infections, Hiv,Mephedrone, Syphilis, UK Lifestyle News   This blog is definitely not for the faint-hearted:     If you’re easily offended, please stop reading now!       For those of you who would like to have a greater understanding of a new subculture […]

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