Do you know how long HCV can live outside the body and what can kill it? If not, you will want to read my article “HCV in Water, Containers and Filters,” which summarizes various studies that add much needed information to our knowledge of HCV and how to prevent it.
Please find below recently posted items to the HCV Advocate Website:
1. February 2013 HCV Advocate
In This Issue:
2. HBV Journal Review by Christine Kukka —In this month's column Chris reviews the following studies. Hepatitis B is a complicated disease to understand and manage. Christine's monthly review provides much needed information to stay up to date and live healthy with hepatitis B :
- Chances Are Low Patients Will Lose the “e” Antigen During Antiviral Treatment
- Interferon Effective in HBeAg-Positive Patients after Lamivudine Fails to Work
- Doctors Debate Pros and Cons of Antivirals vs. Interferon for HBeAg-Negative Patients
- Hepatitis B Infections Found Primarily in Middle-aged, Asian-Americans
- Entecavir and Tenofovir Are Both Cost-Effective, First Treatments
- Tenofovir Effective in Patients Who Develop Resistance to Multiple Antivirals
- Travel Clinics Could Be Important Venues to Screen Immigrants for Hepatitis B
- NIH Scientists Study Role of the “e” Antigen in Chronic Hepatitis B
- More Frequent Screening for Liver Cancer Does Not Yield Benefits
- Immunization Combined with Reducing Aflatoxin Exposure Cuts Liver Cancer
- HBV Genotype C Linked to Higher Liver Cancer Rates than Other Genotypes
- Another Study Casts Doubt on the Long-Term Protection from Immunization
3. HCV Drug Pipeline—has been updated to include the most recent news items. Please note that we are in the process of redesigning our pipeline to (hopefully) make it easier to navigate and update. We will let you know once we complete the update and we would appreciate any constructive feedback to make it better!
4. The Eye of the Needle: Karen V's Story. Read Karen's story about overcoming her fear of needles and how she coped with it during treatment.
5. Training Schedule – Don’t forget to keep checking our Upcoming Training Workshop Schedules to see if we will be in your neighborhood soon!
Los Angeles, CA—Mar 1, 2013—Click Here
Las Vegas, NV—Mar 5, 2013
San Antonio, TX—Mar 25, 2013—Click Here
Houston, TX—Mar 26, 2013—Click Here
Tahlequah, OK—Mar 28, 2013—Click Here
Connecticut—Apr 9, 2013 (Location TBA)
Boston, MA—Apr 10, 2013
Delaware—Apr 12, 2013 (Location TBA)
Knoxville, TN—Apr 22, 2013
Kentucky—Apr 24, 2013 (Location TBA)
St. Louis, MO—May 7, 2013
Springfield, IL—May 8, 2013
Chicago, IL—May 10, 2013
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.
6. Check Out Our News (Blog) that is being expanded to include our pipeline
and much, much more…..
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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