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BLOOD-BORNE DISEASES NEWS - Page 6

Expanding the Use of HCV-Positive Organs in Solid Organ Transplantation
The American Society of Transplantation has reached a consensus on how the treatment of hepatitis C virus with direct-acting antivirals could enable organ transplantations to HCV-negative recipients.
Ebola Survivors Still Producing Antibodies 40 Years After First Outbreak
Forty years after the first Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo, investigators find that a small group of survivors are still producing virus-fighting antibodies.
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.
Relaxed Medicaid Regulations Are Giving More Individuals Access to Hepatitis C Treatment
Hepatitis C is more curable than ever thanks to direct-acting antivirals, and now, a new study shows how expanded access to these drugs through Medicaid is helping more individuals get treated.
For US Homeless, Hepatitis A Persists
Five outbreaks of hepatitis A continue to beat down on several states; can addressing the homelessness crisis prevent future outbreaks from happening?
Top 5 <i>Contagion</i>® News Articles for the Week of December 3rd
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High Treatment Uptake is Possible for HCV Patients Coinfected with HIV
A new study examines HCV treatment uptake in HCV patients coinfected with HIV.
Top 5 <i>Contagion</i>® News Articles for the Week of November 26, 2017
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