Web site for Hepatitis

From: Tommy <tommyded@pacifier.com>

This is a very good site to learn more on Hepatitis C and what you can do
and what the VA will do. But it will be up to you to get tested so please
don't wait to long in doing it.

Someone you know has hepatitis

TOPICS Hepatitis ABCs <hcvinfo.html>  Epidemiology <epidem.html>
Transmission <trans.html>  Extrahepatic <extrahep.html>  Diagnostic Tests
<tests.html>  Liver Histology <fib_cirr.html>  Liver Cancer <hcc.html>
Therapies <meds.html>  Viral Load <viralload.html>  Alcohol <alcohol.html>
Clinical Trials <trials.html>  Disability <disab.html>  Support <supp.html>
Hepatitis Links <links.html>

Bulletin Board
 Ibuprofen-Induced Hepatotoxicity in Chronic HCV In this report from Hershey
Medical Center, three case studies show that ibuprofen use in hepatitis
patients leads to a marked rise in liver enzymes.  More... <riley.html>

New Therapy for Veterans with HCV The Department of Veterans Affairs will be
announcing plans to offer drug therapy known as Rebetron to former military
personnel suffering from hepatitis C.  More... <vacombo.html>

Health Care Community Alert Interested in signing a petition to
Schering-Plough on Rebetron Development and Marketing Practices?  Consensus
Statement to Schering Plough <petition.html>

Obtaining Disability and SSI Benefits for Persons with Hepatitis C and Liver
Disease Social Security disability benefits are often the ultimate safety
net for persons suffering from medical impairments which make it impossible
for them to work. For most people, however, struggling through the SSA's
bureaucracy is frustrating, confusing and slow. For people suffering with
Hepatitis C and liver disease, the requirements of the Act can appear
overwhelming.   More... <disabhcv.html>

U.S. to Notify Those at Risk For HCV from Blood Transfusions Before 1992,
blood centers were not screening blood or blood products for hepatitis C.
Many people who had blood transfusions during surgery were given
HCV-contaminated blood products.  More... <badblood.html>

New INFO-Watch Email Service Want to receive medical updates on hepatitis?
Subscribe to the free INFO-Watch List!

Treating Mild Chronic Hepatitis C Dr. Robert Levine explores the treatment
dilemmas facing doctors and hepatitis C patients.   Learn more...

NIH Consensus Statement
Management of Hepatitis C From NIDDK
Hepatitis C
Topics include the natural history, diagnosis, therapy, and epidemiology of
the hepatitis C virus.
Read the papers... <CC.html> Comprehensive disease management article
covering hepatitis C symptoms, biochemical indicators, extrahepatic
disorders.    More... <hcvniddk.html>

Recent Hepatitis C Articles

Managing Hepatitis C <nihhcv.htm>
Options for Those Who Test Positive <options.html>
Advice for People with Hepatitis C <advise.html>
Hepatitis C Factsheet <hepcfact.htm>

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