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Hepatitis C is a blood-borne virus that infects the liver, where it causes significant inflammation, damage and disruption of normal liver function. According to estimates by the World Health Organization, around 3 to 4 million people worldwide are infected with hepatitis C every year.
Trump vows (again) to lower drug prices but skeptics doubt much will change

Trump vows (again) to lower drug prices but skeptics doubt much will change

Study: HCV-exposed infants not adequately screened, despite increased prevalence

Study: HCV-exposed infants not adequately screened, despite increased prevalence

CU Anschutz Medical Campus receives NIH grant to speed up discovery of new treatments

CU Anschutz Medical Campus receives NIH grant to speed up discovery of new treatments

Clinical study to find improved treatment for visceral leishmaniasis starts in eastern Africa

Clinical study to find improved treatment for visceral leishmaniasis starts in eastern Africa

Scientists develop and validate rapid point-of-care HCV assay

Scientists develop and validate rapid point-of-care HCV assay

Staying alive: How to fight an opioid addiction

Staying alive: How to fight an opioid addiction

Study finds low hepatitis C virus screening rates among baby boomers

Study finds low hepatitis C virus screening rates among baby boomers

Eight-week hepatitis C treatment regimen may be just as effective as 12 weeks in black patients

Eight-week hepatitis C treatment regimen may be just as effective as 12 weeks in black patients

Innovative program seeks to eliminate HCV in Iceland

Innovative program seeks to eliminate HCV in Iceland

Johns Hopkins doctors successfully transplant hepatitis C-infected kidneys into virus-free patients

Johns Hopkins doctors successfully transplant hepatitis C-infected kidneys into virus-free patients

Testing for alpha fetoprotein may improve early liver cancer detection, finds study

Testing for alpha fetoprotein may improve early liver cancer detection, finds study

Combining ultrasound with blood test improves detection of liver cancer by 40%

Combining ultrasound with blood test improves detection of liver cancer by 40%

Compounds isolated from rattlesnake's venom show promise to fight against hepatitis C

Compounds isolated from rattlesnake's venom show promise to fight against hepatitis C

Research uncovers how viruses outsmart the immune system

Research uncovers how viruses outsmart the immune system

Researchers shine light on ‘molecular butcher’ using neutron beams

Researchers shine light on ‘molecular butcher’ using neutron beams

Deaths caused by liver cancer have increased by 80% over last two decades

Deaths caused by liver cancer have increased by 80% over last two decades

As states target high drug prices, pharma targets state lawmakers

As states target high drug prices, pharma targets state lawmakers

UT Southwestern oncologist highlights need to improve liver cancer screening rates

UT Southwestern oncologist highlights need to improve liver cancer screening rates

Viral replication process weak spot may help develop cure for infections

Viral replication process weak spot may help develop cure for infections

Scientists discover promising new target to fight a class of viruses

Scientists discover promising new target to fight a class of viruses