Week Ending September 6, 2022

What Are the Symptoms of Hepatitis C?
“The symptoms of hepatitis C virus infection differ widely from one person to another. After being exposed to the virus, some people experience a short bout of symptoms that may include fever, loss of appetite, extreme fatigue, and pain on the right side of the abdomen.”

Easier Access to Hepatitis C Care Leads to Better Outcomes for People Who Inject Drugs
“Linking hepatitis C care to syringe services leads to greater access and better outcomes for people who inject drugs compared with standard care, according to study results published in JAMA Internal Medicine.”

A Significant Rate of Individuals With Hepatitis C Did Not Initiate Timely Treatment
“Approximately one-fourth to one-third of insured individuals diagnosed with a hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection did not initiate treatment within 360 days of diagnosis, according to a new report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).”

Overdose Awareness Day Event Seeks to Destigmatize, Educate Community
“The stigma surrounding drug overdoses makes it difficult for survivors, the loved ones of those who died from an overdose and the community at large to discuss and address the myriad of emotions associated with the issue.”

Most People with HCV Infection Are Not Treated with Direct-Acting Antivirals
“Direct-acting antivirals (DAA) cure around 95% of cases of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection, and yet a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows uptake of the therapy remains low.”

5 Things You May Not Know Are Toxic For Your Liver
“Taking care of the liver should qualify under your everyday activity. It is an organ that has more than 500 vital functions for the body. Its functions include discarding maintaining blood sugar levels, discarding waste, regulating bloods clotting, etc.”