Posts Tagged ‘hepatitis c’

Hepatitis C Disease – Progression and Management

Hepatitis C Disease – Progression and Management After exposure to the hepatitis C virus, the window period before antibodies can be detected using a standard test usually lasts from 2 to 26 weeks. The initial phase of hepatitis C is called acute infection. Acute HCV infection may resolve with spontaneous viral clearance, typically within 2–12 weeks.…

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What Is Hepatitis C Viral Load?

If you’re being treated for hepatitis C virus infection — also called HCV– your doctor is keeping track of your viral load. What is HCV viral load? Why does it matter? WebMD got answers to your most frequently asked questions about hepatitis C and viral load from two experts: Frank Anania, MD, associate professor of…

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Can Hep C Be Cured in Just Six Weeks?

Can Hep C Be Cured in Just Six Weeks? Just as the makers of the next generation of Hepatitis C drugs aim for greater safety and effectiveness, they are also trying to eliminate the virus in a shorter period of time.   Only five years ago, the medications prescribed to treat Hepatitis C were analogous…

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FDA approves new treatment for hepatitis C virus

FDA approves new treatment for hepatitis C virus FDA NEWS RELEASE For Immediate Release: Nov. 22, 2013 Media Inquiries: Stephanie Yao, 301-796-0394, stephanie.yao@fda.hhs.gov Consumer Inquiries: 888-INFO-FDA FDA approves new treatment for hepatitis C virus The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Olysio (simeprevir), a new therapy to treat chronic hepatitis C virus infection. Hepatitis…

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Curing Hepatitis C

Curing Hepatitis C BALTIMORE, Md. (Ivanhoe Newswire) — Hepatitis C is the most common bloodborne viral infection in the US, affecting more than 4-million people. The deadly disease can lead to cirrhosis of the liver and liver cancer. Now there is a new era of hepatitis-c drugs that could cure the disease, without side effects.…

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