Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New COVID-19 guidance for gastroenterologists

AGA has published new expert recommendations in Gastroenterology: AGA Institute Rapid Review of the GI and Liver Manifestations of COVID-19, Meta-Analysis of International Data, and Recommendations for the Consultative Management ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New findings on hepatitis C in infants can lead to improved treatments

Only about 5% of babies born to mothers with hepatitis C are themselves infected by the disease. A possible reason for this low figure is that the baby's immune system has already destroyed the virus before birth. Researchers ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

How the immune system reacts to hepatitis C viruses

If a virus penetrates a cell, the immune system reacts immediately and produces the signaling protein interferon. This protein activates hundreds of highly specialized defence mechanisms in all surrounding cells, which can ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

What people living with hepatitis C need to know about COVID-19

Hepatitis C infections tripled in the U.S. from 2009-18, prompting the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to update screening recommendations that include all adults and pregnant women. This increase is especially ...

HIV & AIDS

Bundled rapid HIV/Hep C testing may improve infection awareness

(HealthDay)—For people with substance use disorders, combining HIV and hepatitis C virus (HCV) testing and providing immediate test results may increase the number of people who are aware of their infection status, according ...

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