Hepatitis C information & Resources

The odd thing about Hepatitis C is that while you might have it you may not know you have it.  Sometimes the symptoms take years to show up. While other times the symptoms of this infection will show within six to eight months. If it's the acute type someone then the first symptoms are usually nausea, dark urine, and unending tiredness. Of the people who have acute Hepatitis C twenty five percent will completely recover with the proper treatment.  Unfortunately the other seventy five percent will have it permanently. This is called chronic Hepatitis C.

Chronic Hepatitis C is a confusing disease. Some people will have the infection but it will have no affect on them at all. It will remain inactive for years, potentially as long as ten years, before there are any symptoms.  There will also be no obvious signs of liver damage if the infection lays dormant. These people may only find out they have Hepatitis C because of blood work done during a yearly check-up.
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Dealing with the Emotions of Hepatitis C
Many people when they are first diagnosed with the Hepatitis C virus, also known as HCV, go through several emotional states. They are frequently angry, wanting to know why such a terrible illness has befallen them.

Hepatitis C and Dating
What can you do if you have the Hepatitis C virus and want to have a normal loving relationship? Dating in this day and age is difficult enough but dating when you have the Hepatitis C virus can be even tougher.

Hepatitis C and HIV
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Hepatitis C and Senior Citizens
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Hepatitis C Treatment Options
Once a person has had the diagnosis confirmed that they are infected with Hepatitis C there are treatment options that must be considered. At one time it was believed that if the infection was still ...

Hepatitis C Facts
The odd thing about Hepatitis C is that while you might have it you may not know you have it.  Sometimes the symptoms take years to show up. While other times the symptoms of this infection will show within six to eight months.

How Can Hepatitis C Be Contracted?
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If a Woman has Hepatitis C Can She Have a Baby?
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The Curious Progression of Hepatitis C
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The Hepatitis C Virus in Children
Unfortunately not enough is known about children with Hepatitis C because researchers and physicians have a difficult time tracking down children who suffer from this terrible infection.

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NPR (blog)
The Food and Drug Administration is expected any day now to approve the first in a new class of drugs that can cure the leading cause of liver failure and liver cancer. The disease is hepatitis C, a slow-moving but deadly virus that infects more than 3 ...
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Motley Fool
The next wave of innovation is bringing new hope for better outcomes to hepatitis C patients. But it's also bringing higher costs. Prices moved up substantially when Vertex (NASDAQ: VRTX ) and Merck (NYSE: MRK ) launched their highly anticipated ...
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CNN
(CNN) -- A New Hampshire hospital worker was sentenced to 39 years in prison Monday for causing a multistate outbreak of hepatitis C last year, according to a news release from the U.S. attorney's office in New Hampshire. David Kwiatkowski pleaded ...
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Guardian Express
David Kwiatkowski, 34, was sentenced to 39 years in federal prison on Monday. Kwiatkowski was charged with infecting 45 patients with the Hepatitis C.Virus. Kwiatkowski was a traveling medical technician. He pleaded guilty to injecting numerous ...
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CBS Local
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A traveling medical technician was sentenced Monday to 39 years in prison for stealing painkillers and infecting dozens of patients in four states with hepatitis C through tainted syringes. “I don't blame the families for hating ...




The Biological SCENE
Researchers have solved the crystal structure of E2, a protein used by the hepatitis C virus to infect human cells. A complex (left) of the protein (dark blue), its carbohydrate coat (light blue), and a human antibody (yellow) was crystallized. The ...
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WBAL Radio
A traveling medical technician who infected dozens of patients in multiple states with hepatitis C through tainted syringes has been sentenced to 39 years in a New Hampshire prison. David Kwiatkowski, 34, worked as a cardiac technologist in 18 ...




Newsday
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Minneapolis Star Tribune
CONCORD, N.H. — Linda Ficken isn't nervous about confronting the former traveling hospital technician who infected her with hepatitis C. But she is a bit worried about losing her temper. "I tend to get a little bit irate and mouthy, and when I do that ...




WebMD
25, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved a new drug for chronic hepatitis C infection that some experts hope will cut down on side effects from current therapies. Hepatitis C infection triggers an inflammation of ...
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