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New Report Shows Sharp Decline in U.S. Hepatitis A Cases

NATIONAL | By Winnie McCroy | Dec 9
A new report shows there has been a sharp decline in hepatitis A cases throughout the United States, thanks to vaccines.

AAHIVM Creates Institute for Hepatitis C

NATIONAL | By Winnie McCroy | Nov 27
The American Academy of HIV Medicine (AAHIVM), the nation's leading HIV care provider organization, has announced the creation of the new AAHIVM Institute for Hepatitis C.

HIV Orgs Challenge Insurer Restrictions to HCV Treatment

AIDS | By EDGE | Oct 1
The American Academy of HIV Medicine and the HIV Medicine Association are challenging new health plan cost control policies barring many qualified HIV care providers from prescribing meds that treat hepatitis C.

On World Hepatitis Day, Watch for Complications With HIV

AIDS | By Winnie McCroy | Jul 28
July 28 is World Hepatitis Day, one of only four official disease-specific health observances, and for people with HIV, it's even more important to get tested.

Worldwide Scientists Convene in Marseilles to Tackle Deadly Viruses

AIDS | By Winnie McCroy | May 20
On May 21-23, more than 900 top experts will convene in Marseilles for the International Symposium on HIV and Emerging Infectious Diseases (ISHEID).

Egypt Army ’AIDS Detector’ Finds Ridicule

By Maggie Michael | Feb 28
Egypt’s military leaders have come under ridicule after the chief army engineer unveiled what he described as a "miraculous" set of devices that detect and cure AIDS, hepatitis and other viruses.

Efforts Underway to Prevent Hepatitis C Outbreaks

HEALTH | By Holly Ramer | Dec 11
The criminal case against David Kwiatkowski ended last week when he was sentenced to 39 years in prison for 16 federal drug convictions in New Hampshire. Now hospitals, state lawmakers and federal officials must fix his problems.

Have HIV? Get Hip to Hep C

HIV/AIDS | By J. Montgomery Buchanan | Dec 9
Many don’t realize that they have Hep C until their liver fails, making it especially dangerous to people with HIV.

NH Hospital Worker Gets 39 Years in Hepatitis Case

HEALTH | Dec 3
A traveling medical technician who stole painkillers and infected dozens of patients in multiple states with hepatitis C through tainted syringes was sentenced Monday to 39 years in prison.

FDA Reviews 2 New Promising Drugs for Hep C

HEALTH | By Matthew Perrone | Oct 23
The FDA reviews two experimental medications from Johnson & Johnson and Gilead Sciences that could offer a quicker, more effective approach to eliminating hepatitis C, a blood-borne disease blamed for 15,000 deaths in the U.S. this year.

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