Week Ending August 2, 2021

Dr Omar Massoud Explains Why Early Testing for Hepatitis C Is Important
“Early testing and treatment for Hepatitis C could help 71 million people worldwide living with the disease. It will also help prevent long-term health issues such as liver disease and cancer, says an expert at a top American hospital, Cleveland Clinic, ahead of World Hepatitis Day on July 28.”

The Epidemic No One Is Talking About
“The COVID-19 pandemic has caused a number of downstream impacts, but the increase in hepatitis C cases is not one that gets as much attention as mental or heart health. But the isolation wrought by the pandemic has increased drug use and hepatitis C transmission while reducing testing and treatment.”

Hepatitis C Infections Are On The Rise Amid The Pandemic. Half Of Infected People Don’t Know They Have It.
“Hepatitis C rates are increasing exponentially, according to the latest Centers for Disease Control data, and new infections are expected to rise due to a falloff of prevention, testing and treatment during the pandemic.”

“Hepatitis can’t wait” – WHO commemorates World Hepatitis Day 2021
“Today, WHO joins the global community in celebrating World Hepatitis Day with the theme “Hepatitis can’t wait”, calling on all countries to work together to eliminate viral hepatitis as a public health threat by 2030. A hepatitis-free future is achievable with a united effort.”

Hepatitis C: What is it, symptoms and how do you get it
“Hepatitis C is a blood borne virus that can infect the liver and if left untreated may cause serious and potentially life-threatening damage to the liver.”

We Can End Hepatitis C. Why Aren’t We? | Opinion
“This year, roughly 14,000 Americans will die from hepatitis C, an infectious disease that can be cured by a simple pill in a matter of weeks.”

Woman shares her story of surviving hepatitis C to shatter stigma, encourage others to get tested
“I was feeling, like, tired and just not my normal self, and so I went to my primary physician, and he took blood work and sure enough, he found out I had the hepatitis C,” she recalled.”

Hepatitis C, alcohol, and alcoholic hepatitis
“Hepatitis refers to inflammation of the liver. Several things can lead to the condition — one major cause is hepatitis C, which can result from a viral infection. Another is alcohol consumption, which can cause alcoholic hepatitis.”

NASCAR driver promotes Hepatitis C testing
“NASCAR driver Will Rodgers had his own battle with hepatitis at a young age and is now making it his mission to remove stigma and provide access to care.”