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Category Archives: Hepatitis C

08.09.18

New Study Develops The Most Comprehensive Dataset of U.S. Hepatitis C Patients and Epidemiology

By Sonia Canzater

A recent study published in July 2018 in the journal Advances in Therapy discusses the findings made by researchers who compiled the most comprehensive dataset available to describe the current hepatitis C landscape in the U.S. The study covers from 2013-2016, and, among other concerning statistics, shows a 234% increase in confirmed hepatitis C positive patients […]

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07.26.18

July 28 is World Hepatitis Day – Take the Time to LEARN MORE and DO MORE to Eliminate Viral Hepatitis Across the Globe

By Sonia Canzater

This Saturday, July 28th is World Hepatitis Day. It is a time to reflect on the global impact of viral hepatitis, and to raise awareness of the continued need for legislators and health care leaders to support measures that improve access to prevention, screening, and treatment of hepatitis infections.  The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates […]

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07.11.18

A Need for Greater Participation of States in Handling the Hepatitis C Epidemic

By Sonia Canzater

This blog post was authored by Dr. Daniel Lising, Research Assistant for the O’Neill Institute’s Hepatitis Policy Project. Daniel is a graduate of Georgetown University Law Center with an LL.M in Global Health Law. As the scourge of the opioid crisis continues, an often-overlooked consequence is the increased proliferation of blood borne illnesses such as […]

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05.31.18

Hepatitis Policy Project Releases New Report Telling the Stories of People Affected by Hepatitis C

By Sonia Canzater

The Institute’s Hepatitis Policy Project has released a new report that features the stories of people affected by hepatitis C. The report was authored by Sonia Canzater and Jeffrey S. Crowley. “Full of Life: The Stories of People Affected by Hepatitis C,” underscores the impact of hepatitis C and the potential for improving the lives of those with […]

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04.03.18

Elimination Without Prevention — Mission Impossible

By Featured Expert Columnist

This article was written by Thelma Thiel, Founder and Chair of the Liver Health Initiative. Viewpoints included in this article do not necessarily reflect those of the O’Neill Institute, the Hepatitis Policy Project or its sponsors.  All the media attention highlighting the dramatic increase in opioid and other drug addition, as well as the rising […]

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03.28.18

Low Rates of Screening for Hepatitis C Still Persists Among Baby Boomers

By O’Neill Institute

This blog post was authored by Dr. Daniel Lising, Research Assistant for the O’Neill Institute’s Hepatitis Policy Project. Daniel is an LLM in Global Health student at Georgetown University Law Center. According to the CDC, approximately 2.7 to 3.9 million people are chronically infected with Hepatitis C (HCV) and of every 100 persons infected, 1 […]

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02.12.18

Actions Speak Louder than Words: Reclaiming Lost Ground in the Battles Against Viral Hepatitis

By Featured Expert Columnist

Expert Columnist post for the Hepatitis Policy Project at the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law Written by Richard J. Wolitski, PhD, Director, and Corinna Dan, RN, MPH, Viral Hepatitis Policy Advisor Office of HIV/AIDS and Infectious Disease Policy, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health, Department of Health and Human Services Viral hepatitis […]

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02.09.18

The Silent Epidemic of Hepatitis C in the United States

By O’Neill Institute

This blog post was authored by Dr. Daniel Lising, Research Assistant for the O’Neill Institute’s Hepatitis Policy Project. Daniel is an LLM in Global Health student at Georgetown University Law Center. In recent months, the spotlight has been trained on the alarming opioid crisis and even the President of the United States declaring it to […]

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12.08.17

Planning for Success: Adequate Funding for Hepatitis C Surveillance and Monitoring is Vital to Achieving Elimination

By Sonia Canzater

This blog post was written by Sonia Canzater and Jeffrey S. Crowley of the O’Neill Institute, and originally published on December 6, 2017 on the HepVu blog. The original post can be found here.    These are the facts: An estimated 3.9 million Americans are infected with Hepatitis C Between 2010 and 2015, Hepatitis C incidence […]

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