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Hepatitis C Patients May Have Increased Risk of Stroke

People with chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection appear to have a higher likelihood of dying from strokes than uninfected individuals, according to research reported in the December 2010 issue of Stroke. Over 17 years of follow-up, nearly 3% of HCV seropositive people died due to cerebrovascular events, compared with 1% of HCV negative people; furthermore, the risk of stroke death rose with increasing HCV viral load.

Widespread access to new HCV antivirals feasible within 15 years

Large-scale manufacturing of direct-acting antivirals for hepatitis C is possible within the next 15 years, with a minimum target price of $100 to $250 for a 12-week treatment course, recent data suggest.

At that cost, widespread access to such treatments in low- and middle-income countries is a feasible goal, according to the research team from Liverpool University in the United Kingdom, Howard University in Washington, D.C., Imperial College London and University of Cape Town in South Africa.

Yet another vaccine researcher caught faking research

Yet another vaccine researcher has been caught faking research on a bogus AIDS vaccine, adding to the pattern of scientific fraud and criminality that characterizes the modern-day vaccine industry. Dr. Dong-Pyou Han from Iowa State University has resigned this week after admitting he spiked rabbit blood samples with healthy human blood to falsely show the presence of antibodies that would "prove" his AIDS vaccine worked.

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) was so convinced by the fraud that they gave Han $19 million in research funding. The NIH later found the fraud after attempting to replicate Han's work and figuring out something was terribly wrong with the research.

Dr. John Ward, Head of Viral Hepatitis at the CDC

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Dr. John Ward talks about Hepatitis in the HIV community.


They really do not say much about HVC other than ½ of the people with AIDS also have a co-infection of HCV and that more people die from HCV than AIDS.

They make it sound like a public service but what it really is is a need to make more money pushing a treatment that does not work. And as always they have a cure right around the corner and last year they had the 100% cure which turned out to kill people and never was a 100% cure as advertised in the LA times in full page ads and on KNX radio.

Not sure I believe any of them anymore. To many lies from the past.
Lloyd

Veterans Exposed to HIV & Hepatitis

Being back on US soil doesn't mean these Missouri veterans are safe.

John Cochran VA Medical Center in St. Louis recently notified over 1,800 veterans that they may have been exposed to hepatitis B, hepatitis C and HIV after visiting the medical center for dental work, said Rep. Russ Carnahan.

The association chief of staff at the hospital, Dr. Gina Michael, says some dental technicians broke protocol by hand washing dental tools before putting them into cleaning machines. The hand washing began back in February 2009 and may have caused the tools to become contaminated.

Hepatitis C does not slow down HIV recovery

Monday, May 03, 2010

Research has debunked the belief that hepatitis C virus slows down immune system’s ability to restore itself after HIV patients are treated with combination drugs known as the ‘cocktail’.

Hepatitis C infection is more serious in HIV-infected people, leading to rapid liver damage, according to the Centre for Disease Control.

Intravenous drug use is a main method of contraction for both HIV and hepatitis C. Besides, 50 to 90 percent of HIV-infected drug users are also infected with hepatitis C.

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