Monday, February 24, 2014

Screening urged for Hepatitis C but drug costs are prohibitive

Sergeant Lance Gibson contracted hepatitis C from a blood transfusion in 1981, but only received a diagnosis 28 years later. “My liver was already in stage 5 liver disease,” explains Gibson. “So when I found out, it was already too late and I needed a transplant.” As is typical of hepatitis C, he had no obvious symptoms of liver disease, which likely contributed to the delay in diagnosis.

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