Viral Hepatitis Action Coalition members currently support three crucial CDC-led research and education programs, as well as fellowship opportunities, through grants to the CDC Foundation.
AASLD, IDSA, IAS-USA release guidelines, launch website for management of HCV
The website HCVguidelines.org has been launched as a resource for healthcare providers and patients dealing with hepatitis C virus (HCV). Information on the website includes testing, linkage to care, and details about therapeutic options.
Hepatitis took decades off expected life span
A recent examination of U.S. death certificates found that patients with hepatitis B or hepatitis C died 22-23 years earlier than patients without the virus. In 2010, 18,000 death certificates listed hepatitis as the cause of death.