Treatment for Hepatitis C looks as if it is going to be another good news story with oral medications with high cure rates within months of hopeful approval in the USA. Hepatitis C is a disease that you often don’t know you have until you end up with something nasty like cirrhosis or liver cancer maybe 20 years after the initial infection. Once you know you have it is possible to avoid the toxins that make liver destruction accelerate such as alcohol, the possibility of taking substances that may slow destruction down (coffee any body?) There is treatment right now… read more →
Routine HIV testing is now recommended as part of a regular physical check-up.