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Hepatitis C Kills More Americans Than HIV

Hepatitis C Kills More Americans Than HIV Researchers are now recommending that all 'baby boomers' be screened for Hepatitis C, as it has now surpassed HIV as a threat to the health of Americans. According to the CDC and new government data uncovered by research, Hepatitis C is on the rise. 3.200.000 people infected Most people unaware Hepatitis is a silent disease but death can be prevented! Hepatitis is a major cause of cirrhosis Hepatitis is a major cause of liver cancer Number of deaths in the USA in 2007 HIV 12700 Hepatitis C 15100 2/3 of all US infections: Baby-boomers T1 (people born between 1945 – 1964) Sharing needles was a common practice Sexual intercourse without condoms Blood transfusions: since 1992 blood donations are hepatitis C tested 1994: 70 of every million Americans developed acute hepatitis. 2006: 7 of every million Americans developed acute hepatitis. Treatment After 1990: CURE RATE 45% Medicines Interferon and Ribavirin, boost up hepatitis C cure rate. 2011: CURE RATE 70-90% Boceprevir (sold as Victrelis in the U.S.) Telaprevir (Incivek in the U.S.) boost up cure rate Disadvantages of treatment Interferon has to be injected Long Treatment period (1 year) Flu-like symptoms Sleep problems Depression Advantages of treatment High Possibility of a cure! SteadyHealth.com Visit SteadyHealth.com for more medical studies or discuss your health-related experiences.

Hepatitis C Kills More Americans Than HIV

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Researchers are now recommending that all ‘baby boomers’ be screened for Hepatitis C, as it has now surpassed HIV as a threat to the health of Americans. According to the CDC and new government da...

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