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VA to treat all vets in system

By Judith Graham
VA Extends New Hepatitis C Drugs to All Veterans in Its Health System

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Vietnam vets blame 'jet guns' for their hepatitis C
By Lily Leung Feb. 14, 2016 
CBS News Investigates
Congress outraged over hepatitis C treatment VA can't afford
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 amynordrum

Hepatitis C drug costing VA, DoD millions
By Patricia Kime, Staff writer
We're looking at a company who is milking a cash cow for everything it's worth," Sanders said. 

VA to outsource care for 180,000 vets with hepatitis C
Dennis Wagner, The Arizona Republic 12:27 a.m. EDT June 21, 2015

VA to outsource care for 180,000 vets with hepatitis C
, The Republic | 11:51 a.m. MST June 19, 2015
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.

VA Region Stops Referring Patients To Outside Hospitals Thanks To Budget Shortfall
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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Dried Hepatitis C Blood Exposure 11/23/2013 Weeks later inconspicuous blood transmits virus and more likely to cause accidental exposures to Hep C

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2014 AASLD Study Hepatitis C not an STD

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Transfusion 1992 Nov-Dec;32(9):824-8

Recovery of hepatitis B antibody from human plasma products separated by a modified Cohn fractionation.
Vox Sang 1974;27(4):302-9
Berg JV, Berntsen KO, Bjorling H, Holmstrom B, Vyas GN
PMID: 4213354, UI: 75014376

Low Frequency of Cirrhosis in a Hepatitis C (Genotype 1b) Single-Source Outbreak in Germany: A 20-Year Multicenter Study.

Hepatology 2000 Jul;32(1):91-96

Wiese M, Berr F, Lafrenz M, Porst H, Oesen U
University Affiliated Hospital St. Georg of Leipzig, Departments of Medicine
of the Universities, Germany.

From August 1978 until March 1979, 14 batches of anti-D immune globulin contaminated with hepatitis C virus (HCV) genotype 1b (20,000-480,000 copies/dose) from a single erythrocyte donor had been administered for prophylaxis of rhesus isoimmunization throughout East Germany.

All 2,867 women involved had been recalled after January 12, 1979 for repeated screening of alanine transaminase (ALT). They were prospectively followed in regional centers. We have reexamined a cohort of 1,018 women (median age 24, range 16-38 years at infection) on follow-up for 20 years in 9 representative centers. Within 6 months after anti-D administration, 10% of these women had no evidence of disease and 90% had acute hepatitis C (n = 917) including 49% with symptomatic and 22% with icteric course. After 20 years, 85% of the 917 affected women still tested positive for HCV antibodies (among them 3% responded to interferon treatment) and 55% were positive for HCV RNA (among them 7% were nonresponders to interferon and 3% were apparent HCV carriers). Only 4 (0.4%) had overt cirrhosis. Two (0.2%)
died of superinfected fulminant hepatitis B or alcoholism and cirrhosis, respectively. Histology obtained in 44% of the viremic women showed hepatitis of minimal to moderate grade in 96%, portal fibrosis in 47%, and septal fibrosis in 3% of the cases.

In conclusion, formerly healthy young women, without hepatic comorbidity, may clear HCV (1b) infection in half of the cases or develop mild chronic hepatitis C with low risk of progression to cirrhosis within 20 years.

PMID: 10869294