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Guidelines for Health Professionals

Medical Societies Launch New Hepatitis C Treatment Guidelines

On January 29, 2014, the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD), Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA), and International Antiviral Society-USA (IAS-USA) released the first new hepatitis C treatment guidelines to include the recently approved next-generation direct-acting antiviral agents. The guidance, which will be updated frequently, is available on the web at HCVguidelines.org. The printable version of the guidelines can be accessed on the web at http://www.hcvguidelines.org/sites/default/files/full_report.pdf (PDF, 1.3 MB)

Hepatitis C Virus Can Remain Infectious Outside of the Body for Up to 6 Weeks

Researchers from the Yale Schools of Medicine and Public Health found that the hepatitis C virus (HCV) can remain infectious for up to 6 weeks on surfaces at room temperature — resulting in a longer period for potential transmission of HCV than previously thought. See more at http://blog.aids.gov.

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