Tag Archives: Hepatitis C

WHO issues its first hepatitis C treatment guidelines

WHO has issued its first guidance for the treatment of hepatitis C, a chronic infection that affects an estimated 130 million to 150 million people and results in 350 000 to 500 000 deaths a year. The publication of the … Continue reading

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Cautionary Tale: 56 kids get HIV, hepatitis after blood transfusion

JODHPUR: At least 56 children suffering from thalassaemia tested positive for HIV, hepatitis B and hepatitis C after receiving blood transfusion at government-run Umaid hospital in Jodhpur. They are among the 130 thalassaemic children registered with Jodhpur’s Marwar Thalassaemic Society, … Continue reading

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Hepatitis-C virus, not HIV, bigger epidemic in northeast

GUWAHATI: With little awareness about increasing Hepatitis-C cases in the northeast, activists and medical practitioners warned that unless effective programmes were implemented, there would be a further escalation in the number of people falling prey to the dreaded virus. Often … Continue reading

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Why Depression is Likely With Hepatitis C

As the most common blood borne viral infection today, the Hepatitis C virus (HCV) is a major cause of chronic liver disease and affects an estimated 180 million people worldwide. Whether an HCV-infected person has not attempted standard therapy or … Continue reading

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Hepatitis C: Reaching Out for Support

It’s your choice to tell family, friends or people at work that you have hepatitis C. Tell people you trust who will give you the support that you need. Reaching out to people may help you feel better, knowing that … Continue reading

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HEPATITIS B: PERINATAL TRANSMISSION

Perinatal transmission is the most common mode of HBV transmission worldwide;  However, the maternal screening programs and universal vaccination in newborns with active and passive immunoprophylaxis have dramatically reduced HBV transmission rates. Risk of chronic infection The risk of progression … Continue reading

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Hepatitis C Counselling: Pre and Post Test Discussion

Pre-test discussion Pre-test discussion can be carried out by any suitably informed health professional. It need not be lengthy, subject to the needs of individual patients, as long as information is provided in a clear and concise way that the patient can … Continue reading

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