January 22, 2013
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Did you know that Boehringer Ingelheim and Gilead both announced that they would begin Phase 3 interferon-free studies? This means that we now have 8 HCV drugs in Phase 3 studies. You can check out this information in our Blog. These and other important stories are just the tip of the iceberg of information we have recently posted to HCV and HBV Advocate Websites. Check it out!



1. Tips on Transitioning from Work to Disability Are worried about having to leave your job to go on disability? Make sure you read this very important article by Jacques Chambers, CLU which will help you to navigate through this difficult life period more easily.

2. We have recently updated our Top Ten documents that were viewed on the HCV and HBV Advocate Websites – find out what others are reading regarding viral hepatitis.

HBV among the top ten are:

  • How to Interpret Hepatitis B Antibody & Viral Tests

  • How to Interpret and Understand Liver Tests

  • What is HBV DNA and How Is It Measured

  • and for those newly diagnosed—HBV: Testing Positive for Hepatitis B, Now What?

HCV HCV's top ten include English and Spanish Fact Sheets and Guides:

  • Treatment Side Effect Management

  • Hepatitis and Disability

  • Understanding HCV

  • Pocket Guide

  • January 2013 edition of the HCV Advocate newsletter

among others.

3. Easy Hepatitis C Facts Series: New and Updated!

Be sure to check out our recently updated Easy C fact sheets and the New Incivek Rash Warning and Diabetes. All of these can be found here


Don’t forget that there is help as close as a phone call – the 877-HELP-4-HEP line (877-435-7443) is available 9:00am to 7:00pm Eastern Time.  For more information about the services they offer either call or visit their Website at www.help4hep.org  The helpline is run by The Support Partnership:  a group of non-profits working together to help people affected by hepatitis C. 


4. Don't forget to check out our updated schedule for HCV Trainings. To find out what's coming to your neighborhood click here.


5. Top News (Blog) from the hepatitis blog includes: 

 and much, much more…..




Alan Franciscus
Executive Director, Hepatitis C Support Project
Editor-in-Chief, HCV Advocate www.hcvadvocate.org
Editor-in-Chief, HBV Advocate www.hbvadvocate.org

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