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The Contagion® HCV / Hepatitis specialty page provides HCV / hepatitis-specific clinical news and articles, coverage from conferences and meetings, links to condition-specific resources, and videos and other content.

HCV / HEPATITIS NEWS - Page 1

Endocarditis Joins HIV and Hepatitis Among Infections Related to Opioid Epidemic: Public Health Watch
Infections associated with the ongoing opioid epidemic in the United States apparently know no bounds.
Treating Hepatitis C Virus and HIV Coinfections in Intravenous Drug Users
Unique considerations are called for when caring for intravenous drug users with newly diagnosed HIV/HCV coinfections.
Hospital Patients in Colorado at Risk of Hepatitis & HIV Following Surgery
The risk comes after it was found that surgical instruments used for orthopedic and spine surgeries were not cleaned properly and consequently, the sterilization of those instruments was compromised.
Fake Hepatitis B Vaccines Found on the Market in Uganda
Falsified hepatitis B vaccines were discovered at 8 health facilities in Uganda.
Direct-Acting Antiviral Combo Yields High Rates of SVR in Patients with Previous Virologic Failure
The combination of direct-acting antiviral agents glecaprevir/pibrentasvir (G/P), sofosbuvir, and ribavirin yielded a high rate of sustained viral response at weeks 4 and 12 in patients who had previously experienced virologic failure on G/P treatment.
 
Exciting New Hepatitis C Therapies Approved at the End of 2017
Treatment-experienced patients still have some good options.
Four New Year's Resolutions for ID Specialists: Public Health Watch
Herewith, 4 New Year’s resolutions for the infectious disease community—at least according to us here on the Public Health Watch.
 
Electronic Health Record Prompt Improves HCV Screenings
The results of a new study show that when a best practice advisory (BPA) displayed in the electronic health record of patients in the baby boomer generation, it prompted a 5-fold increase in screening for hepatitis C virus (HCV) in this population.
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