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AASLD endorses treating patients with HCV as the standard of care.
The new virology assays offer the latest generation of performance with dual target technology for HIV-1 and dual probe technology for HCV.
The link between chronic HCV infection and liver cancer is well established, and Swedish researchers have also reported a link with NHL and multiple myeloma (Hepatology 2005;13:652-9).
The agreement with HCV fulfills all of the Company's investment criteria.
Because alcohol use directly impacts HCV-related health outcomes, people with HCV should be especially motivated to decrease their alcohol consumption, when provided with education.
Previous research links both HIV infection and HCV infection to lower bone mineral density and to fracture.
1) Approximately 85% of those infected with HCV have chronic disease, and most are unaware of it.
How does HCV infection affect progression to AIDS and other clinical outcomes?
Experts estimate that HCV affects up to 4 million Americans, most of whom are sexually active.
Further evidence implicates HCV as the primary risk factor for developing HCC in up to 47% of cases of patients with the disease.
The diagnosis of HCV infection is based on the detection of anti-HCV and HCV RNA.
For more than a decade, Egypt has been widely regarded as having an epidemic, with the highest recorded prevalence of HCV in the world," the study said, "HCV is currently the most significant public health problem in Egypt.
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- HCV NAT
- HCV NS5A-transactivated protein 2
- HCV serology