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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Should all adults be screened for Hepatitis C?
The United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) is considering a new recommendation to screen all adults aged 18-79 for hepatitis C virus (HCV). The USPSTF, a panel of national experts in prevention and medicine, previously recommended one-time, HCV screening for all persons born 1945-1965 (baby boomers) as well as individuals at risk for infection […]
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 […]
HCV treatment reduces liver cancer mortality risks
We know that identifying and treating HCV early with 8-12 weeks of direct acting anti-viral (DAA) medication can prevent the development of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), a very dangerous form of liver cancer. But did you know that treatment can also reduce the risk of death in patients who already have a history of HCC? Researchers […]
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