Latest hepatitis C Stories

2014-07-25 09:45:29

University of Cincinnati Academic Health Center Treatment of HIV patients co-infected with the hepatitis C virus (HCV) with an anti-retroviral drug therapy not only tackles HIV, but also reduces HCV replication, according to a new study lead by a University of Cincinnati researcher. The results were published Wednesday, July 23, 2014, in Science Translational Medicine. Previously, physicians treating co-infected patients worried that HIV antiretroviral therapy might injure the liver...

2014-07-23 12:30:52

TORONTO, July 23, 2014 /CNW/ - As we mark World Hepatitis Day (July 28th), people living with hepatitis C virus (HCV) have reason to feel hopeful. New cures for HCV are now available, and more effective treatment options will hit the market in the future. Despite the increased hope, there is concern. New cures are very expensive, raising questions about patient access to treatment. How will treatment decisions be made?Patricia Bacon, Chair of Action Hepatitis Canada, shares these...

2014-07-21 11:07:15

The JAMA Network Journals HIV-infected patients also infected with hepatitis C virus (HCV) who received a combination of the medications sofosbuvir plus ribavirin had high rates of sustained HCV virologic response 12 weeks after cessation of therapy, according to a study in the July 23/30 issue of JAMA, a theme issue on HIV/AIDS. The issue is being released early to coincide with the International AIDS Conference. Up to 7 million persons worldwide are infected with both human...

2014-07-21 04:21:46

Group of Women State Legislators Also Urges Baby Boomers & Other At-Risk Americans to Get Screened for Hepatitis C WASHINGTON, July 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Women In Government, a national nonprofit organization that empowers and mobilizes all women legislators to effect sound policy, today recognized World Hepatitis Day by urging state and federal lawmakers to enact policies that help address the nationwide hepatitis C epidemic. Women In Government also encouraged baby...

2014-07-17 08:28:30

Unprecedented High Drug Costs to Force Major Financial Tradeoffs for State Budgets ST. LOUIS, July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- State legislatures will need to find billions in their budgets to purchase costly new hepatitis C therapy, according to a new state-by-state analysis released today by Express Scripts (NASDAQ: ESRX). http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20080827/EXPRESSSCRIPTSLOGO More than 750,000 Americans with chronic hepatitis C receive state-funded healthcare through Medicaid or the...

2014-07-15 12:28:37

Unprecedented Growth Will be Fuelled by Rapid Uptake of All-Oral, Interferon-Free Therapies, According to Findings from Decision Resources Group BURLINGTON, Mass., July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources Group finds that the hepatitis C virus (HCV) population is large with more than 2 million diagnosed, chronically infected cases throughout the G7 markets (United States, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, United Kingdom and Japan). Many of these patients, including more than 270,000 with...

2014-07-14 23:08:09

Hepatitis C is a contagious liver disease which results from infection with the Hepatitis C virus (HCV), which is spread primarily through contact with the blood of an infected person. The Life, Earth & Health Sciences Magazine EurekaMag.com has newly published abstracts of 64,900 studies of how this disease is transmitted and how such infection can be prevented. Mannheim, Germany (PRWEB) July 14, 2014 EurekaMag.com has newly published results of 64,900 studies on Hepatitis C which is...

2014-07-09 23:00:57

July 28th is designated as World Hepatitis Day by the World Health Organization, and Narconon Arrowhead is releasing information on hepatitis prevention to help raise awareness of viral hepatitis, and the need for better prevention programs. Canadian, Oklahoma (PRWEB) July 09, 2014 Narconon Arrowhead, the Oklahoma-based successful alcohol & drug rehabilitation center, will be releasing information on hepatitis and its prevention in support of World Hepatitis Day. Viral hepatitis is...

2014-07-03 10:47:18

University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine Less than 10 percent of people infected with hepatitis C are cured A new meta-analysis published online in PLOS ONE by infectious disease and epidemiology specialists from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania highlights significant gaps in hepatitis C care that will prove useful as the U.S. health care system continues to see an influx of patients with the disease because of improved screening efforts and new,...

2014-07-01 12:27:54

- Results Confirm Efficacy and Safety of an All-Oral combination of Mogrovir(TM) with Ribavirin(TM) in Genotype 1, Therapy Naive HCV Patients. LOS ANGELES, July 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Canopus BioPharma Inc. (OTC Pink: CBIA) today announced topline results from a Compassionate Clinical Trial in China, evaluating the twice daily oral administration of Mogroside IV (Mogrovir(TM)). Mogrovir(TM) is a Toll-like receptor agonist and stimulator of the patient's immune system. Mogrovir(TM)...

Latest hepatitis C Reference Libraries

2011-01-20 19:23:30

Hepatitis C virus (HCV) is an enveloped, positive-sense single-stranded RNA virus of the family Flaviviridae. It consists of a core of genetic material surrounded by an icosahedra protective shell of protein. The genome consists of a single open reading frame that is 9600 nucleotide bases long. HCV replication takes several steps. It primarily replicates in the hepatocytes of the liver. It can also reproduce in peripheral blood mononuclear cells. There is a wide variety of genotypes and...

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