Hepatitis C Takes More Lives Than HIV-Related Causes
February 23, 2012
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), hepatitis C (HCV) now kills more Americans than HIV/AIDS-related complications. By reviewing mortality rates from 1999 to 2007, researchers determined that HCV caused the death of 15,000 people, compared to the 13,000 deaths attributed to HIV over the same period.
In many cases, HCV went undetected for a very long time, taking years to slowly take over the liver of the infected.
HCV can stay hidden in the liver for decades, showing little or no symptoms until it has progressed to its late stages. HealthDay added:
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