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Less than half of baby boomers in a recent survey were aware that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends a one-time hepatitis C virus (HCV) test for all those born between 1945 and 1965.

Eighty percent of the U.S. hep C population was born during that period, which defines the baby boom birth cohort.

Publishing their findings in The Southern Medical Journal, researchers recruited 563 baby boomers to respond to a survey either at a single academic center’s internal medicine clinics or at a local health fair.

Read more...
https://www.hepmag.com/article/insufficient-baby-boomers-aware-cdcs-hep-c-testing-guidelines
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On Hepatitis C Treatment / Re: Started my fourth week of Mavyret
« Last post by Macknine22 on June 22, 2019, 01:16:35 am »
My latest test results are as of May 21 test, tested <15 viral load count, meaning undetected. I'm happy to have had a forum like this, I feel I can now share my story of the years of this, as well as the success of this medication. I wanna say I'm cured, but wanna know the birthday to my Treatment. So I can celebrate it when I can. Love you all still, the Warriors..
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Because Atlanta decriminalized marijuana? Hep c is blood borne that makes zero sense.

I could possibly see an argument if the patient is using IV drugs where there is a very strong chance of reinfection.
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On Hepatitis C Treatment / Re: Insomnia
« Last post by Becca333 on June 21, 2019, 09:15:41 pm »
I am just over 2 weeks on Eclupsa and I have a hard time sleeping. Even when I do sleep for what seems like a decent amount of time I feel like I haven't at all. Sometimes I have bursts of great energy or I am exhausted and depressed. It is either one extreme or the other. I wish I was put on Mavret and only had 8 weeks to complete instead of 12.
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AbbVie’s Mavyret (glecaprevir/pibrentasvir) cures hepatitis C virus (HCV) at a high rate among individuals typically excluded from clinical trials, including those receiving medication-assisted treatment (MAT) for opioid use disorder, those abusing alcohol or drugs and those with psychiatric conditions.

Presenting their findings at the 53rd International Liver Congress in Vienna, researchers analyzed data on 1,698 people with genotypes 1 through 6 of HCV who received Mavyret treatment and were members of the German Hepatitis C-Registry.

For more...
https://www.hepmag.com/article/mavyret-effective-among-substance-abuse-history
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Horrible! Perhaps contact Help4Hep at 877 Help 4 Hep (877 435 7443) or the National Viral Hepatitis Roundtable?https://nvhr.org/
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On Hepatitis C Treatment / Re: Insomnia
« Last post by lporterrn on June 21, 2019, 10:10:58 am »
I totally relate to the waking up thing - it's aggravating.
Melatonin appears to be safe. Valerian root has some scientific backing too - but really needs to be avoided if you have liver damage - fine to use if you don't. Magnesium can help, but if you do tale it, be sure you take it alone (with a couple of hours window between other meds) as it can interfere with other drugs.
My go to favorite is lavender aromatherapy - I spray lavender on my pillow and dab some essential oil on my wrists for an occasional whiff while I sleep. I don't think it really helps but it makes me content. 
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Kaiser Permanente refused re-treatment based on this decriminalization in Atlanta
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Today Kaiser Permanente refused re-treatment based on decriminalization Atlanta . They said your only going to get reinfected again ;-( how sad !!!
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On Hepatitis C Treatment / Re: Insomnia
« Last post by Sage on June 19, 2019, 04:26:21 pm »
I can use meditation to fall asleep but I wake up in an hour then after a few times of that I can’t get back sleep. I’ll try the Calm thing.
How do I find out about other herbs.
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