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On World Hepatitis Day, Watch for Complications With HIV

By Winnie McCroy | Monday Jul 28, 2014
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

By Winnie McCroy | Tuesday May 20, 2014
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 | Friday Feb 28, 2014
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

By Holly Ramer | Wednesday Dec 11, 2013
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

By J. Montgomery Buchanan | Monday Dec 9, 2013
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

Tuesday Dec 3, 2013
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

By Matthew Perrone | Wednesday Oct 23, 2013
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.

Ask the Doc :: Too Many Needles!

By Jason Faulhaber, M.D. | Wednesday Mar 2, 2011
I’ve had the Hepatitis B series twice now, and my primary care physician says it still didn’t take. He wants me to have another three shots. Apart from the fact that I’m tired of running to his office to get stuck with needles, why isn’t this working?

Hepatitis B, C ’Overlooked’

Wednesday Jan 13, 2010
They’re the overlooked viruses: Hepatitis B and C together infect three to five times more Americans than the AIDS virus does, and most don’t know it.

Denver Hospital Technician May Have Infected Thousands With Hep C

Monday Jul 13, 2009
A Denver hospital technician may have infected 6,000 patients with hepatitis C because of her addiction.
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