after hep c treatment
By Lily Leung Feb. 14, 2016
By Judith Graham
VA Extends New Hepatitis C Drugs to All Veterans in Its Health System
Dr. Raymond Schinazi played a leading role developing a drug that cures hepatitis C while working seven-eighths of his time for the VA
By Patricia Kime, Staff writer
We’re looking at a company who is milking a cash cow for everything it’s worth, Sanders said.
Dennis Wagner, The Arizona Republic 12:27 a.m. EDT June 21, 2015
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Dr. David Ross, the VA’s director public-health pathogens programs, resigned from the working group. I cannot in good conscience continue to work on a plan for rationing care to veterans, he wrote.
Michael Volpe Contributor . According to a memo — the entire region has been forced to stop all “non-VA care” referrals due to a budget shortfall.
Sen. Mark Kirk admitted the VA Choice Program is a failed joke in a letter to Secretary Bob McDonald despite attempts to fix it.
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HCVets.com Educational Website Support Forums are provided by past and present members of the United States Military with Hepatitis C (HCV) to assist with awareness to the Hep C virus exposure methods durin g military service.
The VA Testimony before the Subcommittee on Benefits Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, U.S. House of Representatives, April 13, 2000, Gary A. Roselle, M. D., Program Director for Infectious Diseases, Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs, state, One in 10 US Veterans are infected with HCV , a rate 5 times greater than the 1.8% infection rate of the general population.
Greater than One in 5 Veterans with Hepatitis C are from the Vietnam and Post Vietnam Era!
A study conducted in 1999, by the Veterans Health Administration (VHA), and involving 26,000 veterans shows that up to 10% of all veterans in the VHA system tested positive for hepatitis C.
Of the total number of persons who were hepatitis C antibody positive, and reported an era of service, 62.7% were noted to be from the Vietnam. The second most frequent group is listed as post-Vietnam at 18.2%, followed by 4.8% Korean conflict, 4.3% post-Korean conflict, 4.2% from WWII, and 2.7% Persian Gulf era veterans. It wasn’t until 2012 the Department of Defense began to test recruits entering and exiting the service. The figures for the War on Terror lack accurate research and expected to exceed the stated claim.
Why Active/Retired Military Veterans Are
High Risk for Hepatitis C (HCV)
The Hepatitis C epidemic is discovering what was. In 1988, 242,000 Hepatitis C infections were reported annually. These high figures were reported from the 1960s and throughout 1980s, then declining after 1992 when another test developed detected 65% of positive patients. However, it wasn’t until 2001 a test was able to detect 99.9% of positive results.