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Hepatitis C kills more in US than HIV

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Hepatitis C kills more in US than HIV


Studies show that deaths from hepatitis C (HCV) infection among US adults outnumber AIDS fatalities. And while greedy pharmaceutical giants advertise new drugs that cost a fortune, Oxford dons claim success in developing anti-HCV vaccine.

­Hepatitis C virus, or HCV, causes serious liver infection which can eventually lead to fatal liver scarring (cirrhosis) and liver cancer. It usually passes with infected blood, and therefore, most people contract the disease in medical facilities through improperly sterilized medical instruments or while injecting drugs with shared needles..... MORE

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URL: http://rt.com/news/hepatitis-treatment-hiv-vaccine-231/

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