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Author Topic: 1 in 5 Undiagnosed HCV+ People May Already Have Advanced Liver Disease  (Read 6887 times)

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Offline Hep Editors

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As people infected with hepatitis C get older, their risk of progressive liver damage grows. And there are currently a lot of people who were infected in the 1960s and 1970s who are still unaware that they have the virus, let alone are suffering liver damage.

In a recent NHANES study, 19% of participants with undiagnosed hepatitis C had a high probability of advanced fibrosis (stages F3 and F4).

http://www.hepmag.com/articles/advanced_liver_disease_2501_27229.shtml

Another recent study from the CDC found that 46% of baby boomers (people born between 1945 and 1965) diagnosed between 2010 and 2013 already had advanced cirrhosis.

That’s a lot of people who don’t know they need hepatitis C treatment.

Offline Mike

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I'd like to thank the research team for keeping us up to date with current HCV trends, treatments and studies.

Thanks a million for your diligence and hard work!

Mike
Genotype 1a
Treated 2001 with PEG and RIBV
Treated in 2014 SOL+PEG+RIBV
Cured July 2014

 


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