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Hepatitis C

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The global AIDS response can help in fighting hepatitis C
tkim@idsociety.org
Posted: Friday, February 14, 2014 10:29 AM
Joined: 2/20/2013
Posts: 38


"A decade after the global AIDS response began in earnest, it’s worth asking whether the lessons learned will be sustained over time and used to avoid past mistakes when tackling new challenges.

One such challenge is chronic hepatitis C infection, which afflicts an estimated 170 million people worldwide. Since its discovery 25 years ago, hepatitis C has become the leading indication for liver transplant in the United States and a common cause of liver failure around the world. For some, however, it is about to become eminently curable.

When I trained as an infectious disease physician in the mid-1990s, I traveled frequently between Boston’s teaching hospitals and rural Haiti. AIDS had become a leading cause of death in both places but was rapidly declining in Boston while soaring in Haiti, as it was across Africa."

To read more, please visit: http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/the-global-aids-response-can-help-in-fighting-hepatitis-c/2014/02/12/aa76ecc2-89e3-11e3-833c-33098f9e5267_story.html  

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