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HCV Reinfection Uncommon Among Patients on Opioid Substitution Therapy After DAA Treatment, Study Suggests
Direct-acting antiviral medication impacts HCV infection in patients on opioid substitution therapy.
Findings could minimize the need for liver transplants.
DAAs Cost $1309 Less Over Lifetime Than Providing No Treatment
Researchers studied how the virus hijacks infected cells.
The guide calls for Baby Boomers to be tested at least once in their lives.
The recent rise in hepatitis C cases in pregnant women and young people “is a really disturbing finding.”
“One of the big problems we’re having right now is trying to identify these patients with hepatitis C,” Rick Davis, PA-C, University of Florida College of Medicine told MD Magazine. “We’ve found that the birth cohort of baby boomers (1945-1965) has the highest prevalence of infection, and now we’re starting to see the results of that.”
About 1 in every 50 West Virginia infants is exposed to the virus at birth.
Patients who received lifesaving kidney transplants from deceased donors infected with HCV were cured after undergoing antiviral drug therapy.

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