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Author Topic: 5 Biggest Myths About HCV (Plus, the Facts to Debunk Them)  (Read 5939 times)

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5 Biggest Myths About HCV (Plus, the Facts to Debunk Them)
« on: October 09, 2015, 11:38:10 am »
1. Myth: Hepatitis C is a death sentence!
Fact: If everyone with hepatitis C was diagnosed early on, received regular monitoring and was treated with HCV medications, we would not see so many deaths.

2. Myth: Genotype 1 is the ‘worst’ genotype!
Fact: As it turns out, genotype 3 turns out to be the one that has the lower treatment response and highest incidence of fatty liver disease.

3. Myth: HCV has no symptoms!
Fact: Come on! Anyone who is living with hepatitis C can tell you that there are many.

4. Myth: There is a hepatitis C vaccine!
Fact: You might have confused the viruses. There is a vaccine to protect against hepatitis A and hepatitis B, but not C.

5. Myth: Hepatitis C is a sexually transmitted disease!
Fact: Not technically. It can be transmitted sexually, but it is uncommon among people who are in a stable long-term monogamous relationship.

For more in-depth info: http://www.hepmag.com/articles/hcv_myth_busters_2502_27771.shtml
« Last Edit: October 09, 2015, 11:39:44 am by Hep Editors »


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