Our program, STOP HCC-HCV, aims to improve the liver health of Texans by screening for HCV, educating the community about HCV and HCC, and transforming healthcare to care for and cure HCV.
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A new model of HCV treatment access
Although the new drugs to treat HCV are very effective (at least 9 out of 10 people can be cured in 8-12 weeks), they are very expensive, especially for people who do not have insurance. Even for patients with insurance, co-pay costs may make treatment unaffordable. Prices are so high that state-funded programs like Medicaid […]
Hepatitis C screening saves lives
HCV is the most common blood-borne infection in the US and a leading cause of liver failure and liver cancer. But most people who have it do not know they are infected. The good news is that HCV can be cured, often in just three months with daily medication. Pharmaceutical assistance pathways offer free or […]
Welcome to our new site!
We are happy to announce the launch of our new site to empower the public and the health care workforce in screening, managing, and treating HCV. It is estimated that 3 to 5 million people in the US have HCV. Nearly half of these people don’t know they are infected. 75% of the infected population […]
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